City of God. Latin American film-making at its best! A terrifying look into the traumatic lives of a poverty stricken community in Rio and the spiraling path of crime and murder that Rio's children are forced upon. Saddening and intriguing and amazingly performed by a cast of many non-professionals. A must watch.
City Of God (2002). AMAZING FILM. Fernando Meirelles’ tense crime thriller set amongst the Brazilian favelas is an assault on the senses, tracing the story of a boy named Rocket as he grows up in a world where crime represents a constant threat to some, and an opportunity to others.