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City of Men 

Cidade dos Homens (original title)
In this original variation on the Latin American telenovela (slow, emotional soap), life in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian big city jungle, is told in short, fast alternating scenes from the... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Darlan Cunha Darlan Cunha ...  Laranjinha / ... 27 episodes, 2002-2018
Douglas Silva ...  Acerola / ... 27 episodes, 2002-2018
Camila Monteiro Camila Monteiro ...  Cristiane 14 episodes, 2003-2017
Roberta Rodrigues Roberta Rodrigues ...  Poderosa / ... 11 episodes, 2002-2018
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In this original variation on the Latin American telenovela (slow, emotional soap), life in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian big city jungle, is told in short, fast alternating scenes from the viewpoints of two sets of characters, all youngsters, but from both sides of unequal life: generally dark-skinned street-kids, which rarely come to anything better then begging and street crime, and generally white boys from the middle and upper classes, like João Victor, who have a shot at a better future thanks to an actual education. Yet each group simultaneously hates, fears and envies the other at some level when their worlds physically touch but socially remain unbridgeable... Written by KGF Vissers

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Brazil

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Portuguese

Release Date:

4 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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City of Men See more »

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"Laranjinha" means "Little Orange". "Acerola" is a type of wild cherry in Latin America. See more »

Connections

Follows Brava Gente: Golden Gate (Palace II) (2000) See more »

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Tô Feia Mas Tô Na Moda
Performed by Tati Quebra-Barraco
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A masterpiece in the TV's miniseries subject
21 October 2003 | by Mia_WSee all my reviews

Cidade dos Homens uses the same ingredients that made Cidade de Deus such an amazing film: Fast and inteligent dialogs, which usually focus on the violence of RJ, beautiful art work, great soundtrack and talent kids. Now, in it's second season, the show continues to show us with humor and drama how much stuff is wrong in this powerful country. Its a shame that not many other countries will be able to see this.


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