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City of God - Blu-ray Preview

City of God

Preview by Jack Foley

YOUTH gangs took over the slums of Rio de Janeiro during the 1960s and didn’t relinquish their stronghold until the mid-1980s.

Only a sucker wouldn’t have turned to crime and this is exactly how naive teen Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues) views himself. His attempts in illegal activity fail as he finds potential victims too friendly.

Equally unsuccessful in love, he regularly fails to lose his virginity. Blood spills throughout the streets of the Cidade de Deus as gang leader Li’l Ze (Douglas Silva) is challenged by local druglords and a gang of pre-teens known as the Runts.

City of God, directed by Katia Lund & Fernando Meirelles, was released in 2002 and was nominated for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2004 Oscars.

City of God is released by Miramax for the first time on Blu-ray on Monday, September 19, 2011.

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