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The Resource City of God = : Cidade de Deus, Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministério da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realização O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produção Globo Filmes, Lumière e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produção, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maurício Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direção, Katia Lund ; direção, Fernando Meirelles, (videorecording)

City of God = : Cidade de Deus, Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministério da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realização O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produção Globo Filmes, Lumière e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produção, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maurício Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direção, Katia Lund ; direção, Fernando Meirelles, (videorecording)

Label
City of God = : Cidade de Deus
Title
City of God =
Title remainder
Cidade de Deus
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministério da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realização O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produção Globo Filmes, Lumière e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produção, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maurício Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direção, Katia Lund ; direção, Fernando Meirelles
Title variation
Cidade de Deus
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • por
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
Summary
Built in the 1960s, Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a sprawling housing project built to keep the poor as far as possible from Rio's glamorous beaches and resorts. By the 1980s, it has degenerated into a war zone so dangerous that visitors from outside risk being shot to death on sight, a poisonous stew of poverty, drugs, and crime. "If you run away, they get you, and if you stay, they get you, too, " says Rocket, who wants to be a photographer. Rocket's brother, friends, and neighbors begin with truck stick-ups, which lead to brothel hold-ups that lead to murder that leads to coke dealing that leads to street brawls with armies of gun-toting 11-year-olds. Soon a full-scale gang war rages in the City of God--understandably not covered by wary Rio photojournalists--but just the opportunity Rocket needs to make his move, get a job at a newspaper, and get out
Member of
Awards note
Winner, 2003 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize: Melhor Filme (Best Picture); Melhor Diretor (Best Director)--Fernando Meirelles; Melhor Roteiro Adaptado (Best Screenplay, Adapted)--Braulio Mantovani; Melhor Fotografia (Best Cinematography)--César Charlone; Melhor Montagem (Best Editing)--Daniel Rezende; Melhor Som (Best Sound)--Guilherme Ayrosa, Paulo Ricardo Nunes, Alessandro Laroca, Alejandro Quevedo, Carlos Honc, Roland N. Thai, Rudy Pi, Adam Sawelson.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematografia, César Charlone ; montagem [editor], Daniel Rezende ; direção de arte [art direction], Tulé Peake ; música original, Antonio Pinto e Ed Côrtes ; figurino [costumes] Bia Salgado e Inès Salgado
Date time place
Originally produced as a Brazilian motion picture in 2002
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated R for strong brutal violence, sexuality, drug content, and language
Language note
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
  • In Brazilian Portuguese with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish
LC call number
PN1997.C586
LC item number
M453
PerformerNote
Alexandre Rodrigues (Buscapé/Rocket), Leandro Firmino da Hora (Zé Pequeno/L'il Zé), Phellipe Haagensen (Bené), Douglas Silva (Dadinho), Jonathan Haagensen (Cabeleira), Matheus Nachtergaele (Sandro Cenoura), Seu Jorge (Mané Galinha)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1983-
  • 1978-
  • 1984-
  • 1983-
  • 1969-
  • 1970-
  • 1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Salles, Walter
  • Ranvaud, Donald
  • Ribeiro, Andrea Barata
  • Ramos, Maurício Andrade
  • Mantovani, Bráulio
  • Lund, Kátia
  • Meirelles, Fernando
  • Rodrigues, Alexandre
  • Firmino, Leandro
  • Haagensen, Phellipe
  • Silva, Douglas
  • Haagensen, Jonathan
  • Nachtergaele, Matheus
  • Seu Jorge
  • Lins, Paulo
  • Miramax Films
  • Petróleo Brasileiro, S.A
  • Brazil
  • 02 Filmes (Firm)
  • VideoFilmes (Firm)
  • Globo Filmes (Firm)
  • Lumiere (Firm)
  • Wild Bunch (Firm)
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
130
Series statement
Miramax award-winning collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Gangs
  • Urban poor
  • Photographers
  • Juvenile delinquents
  • Squatter settlements
  • Cities and towns
  • Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Lins, Paulo
  • Motion pictures, Portuguese
Technique
live action
Label
City of God = : Cidade de Deus, Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministério da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realização O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produção Globo Filmes, Lumière e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produção, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maurício Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direção, Katia Lund ; direção, Fernando Meirelles, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Do romance de [(Based on) the novel by] Paulo Lins
  • Special features: News from a personal war [featurette] (57 min.); Sneak peeks [trailers] (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm53188739
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780788847769
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936223897
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
031545
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1584027
  • (OCoLC)53188739
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
City of God = : Cidade de Deus, Miramax Films ; BR apresenta ; Lei Do Audiovisual Ministério da Cultura ; Walter Salles e Donald K. Ranvaud apresentam ; uma realização O2 Filmes e Videofilmes ; co-produção Globo Filmes, Lumière e Wild Bunch ; um filme de Fernando Meirelles ; produção, Andrea Barata Ribeiro e Maurício Andrade Ramos ; roteiro [screenplay], Braulio Mantovani ; co-direção, Katia Lund ; direção, Fernando Meirelles, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Do romance de [(Based on) the novel by] Paulo Lins
  • Special features: News from a personal war [featurette] (57 min.); Sneak peeks [trailers] (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm53188739
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (130 min.)
Isbn
9780788847769
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
786936223897
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
031545
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1584027
  • (OCoLC)53188739
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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