Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes: The eyes of an artist. By accident, he becomes a professional photographer, gaining his freedom.

Directing:
  • Fernando Meirelles
  • Kátia Lund

Writing:
  • Paulo Lins
  • Bráulio Mantovani

Stars:
Release Date: 2002-02-05
themoviedb icon 8.2/10
  • Country: BR, FR
  • Language: Português
  • Runtime: 130
  • Budget: $3,300,000
  • Revenue: $30,641,770
Alexandre Rodrigues
Alexandre Rod...
Buscapé
Leandro Firmino
Leandro Firmi...
Zé Pequeno
Phellipe Haagensen
Phellipe Haag...
Bené
Douglas Silva
Douglas Silva
Dadinho
Jonathan Haagensen
Jonathan Haag...
Cabeleira
Matheus Nachtergaele
Matheus Nacht...
Sandro Cenoura
Seu Jorge
Seu Jorge
Mané Galinha
Alice Braga
Alice Braga
Angélica
Roberta Rodrigues
Roberta Rodri...
Berenice
Darlan Cunha
Darlan Cunha
Filé-com-Fritas
Thiago Martins
Thiago Martin...
Lampião
Gero Camilo
Gero Camilo
Paraíba - Shorty
Daniel Zettel
Daniel Zettel
Thiago - Tiago
Charles Paraventi
Charles Parav...
Tio Sam - Uncle Sam
Danielle Ornelas
Danielle Orne...
Vizinha do Paraíba - Shorty's Neighbor
Micael Borges
Micael Borges
Caixa Baixa - Runts
Babú Santana
Babú Santana
Grande
Mary Sheila
Mary Sheila
Mulher do Neguinho
Paulo Lins
Paulo Lins
Pastor da Igreja
Olivia Araújo
Olivia Araújo
Recepcionista do Motel
Graziella Moretto
Graziella Mor...
Marina Cintra
Marcello Melo Jr.
Marcello Melo...
Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang
Kikito Junqueira
Kikito Junque...
Otávio
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