Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Zé has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bené is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God.Written by
Jeff Mellinger <email@example.com>
The views in black and white taken from satellite, about the new territories controlled by Zé Pequeno, show the real City of God. See more »
In the scene where the tender trio are robbing the gas man and giving out the free gas, when the police arrive and the gang are running off, in the background there is a woman in a yellow dress carrying a big gas canister, yet in the next shot she is seen running in the same spot without the gas. See more »
I agree with the other positive reviews here. I just saw this again after 15 years - still far exceeds anything made today when it comes to struggles of troubled youth in urban slums plagued by drugs and violence. So raw. So shocking to the system. Highly recommended!
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