Crime In City Of God

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Fernando Mireles' City of God is a sweeping tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Caballeria who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bené (Phillipe Haagensen), become crime lords over the course of a decade. When Bené is killed before he can retire, Lil' Zé attempts to take out his arch enemy, Sandro Cenoura (Matheus Nachtergaele). But Sandro and a young gangster named Mane form an alliance and begin a gang war with Lil' Zé. Amateur photographer Bus cape (Alexandre Rodrigues) takes pictures of the brutal crime war, making their story famous. City of God was screened at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. City of God delivers a bruising,…show more content…
While there is a level of sophistication and class to the life of a mobster, there is no escape from the toils of hardship when taking on a life of crime in a Brazilian…show more content…
We watch as a chicken’s life flashes before her eyes, she witnesses and reacts as her peer is being murdered, plucked and prepared for a feast and she comes to the realization that she is about to die, all through the use of traditional montage techniques. This all occurs while, Brazilian street performers set the space to music. As the chicken escapes and the chase begins the scenes are cross cut with two young boys walking down the street talking about
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