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City of God (2002) Brazilian Film

 City of God (2002) Brazilian Film Poster      City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a 2002 Brazilian crime film directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Katia Lund. It was released in Brazil in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. The story of the film is taken from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. Screenplay is written by Braulio Mantovani. The film is about an organized crime and war between the drug dealer Lil Ze and Knockout Ned during the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s.    Plot:  The film is started with a scene of chickens to be prepared for meal. A chicken escapes and a gang with arms chases after it. It stops between the gang and a young man named Rocket. A flashback traces Rocket at that time. During 1960s, his older brother Goose, Goose’s friend Shaggy and Clipper and Lil Dice made a group of thieves. They stole properties, money from shops, motels. But they delivered something of the money to the local citizens. So, the citizens didn’t tell about them to the police. Lil Dice was little than the three. But e had intelligence and he was an idea maker. But he always wanted to be the boss of the group. But other members didn’t give any chance or attention to him. One day they tried to steal from a motel. The three men kept Lil Dice out of the motel so that he could warn them if police had come. But Lil Dice warned them that police had come. They flew away. But actually police had not come then. Lil Dice shot all the people with his pistol. Then he flew away. Next day police came and shot Shaggy. Lil Dice shot Goose for snatching his money that he stole from the motel that night. Clipper gave up the deeds and went to the church. Lil Dice became the boss of the gang named ‘City of God’. His best friend Benny was little brother of Shaggy. During the 1980s, Lil Dice grew up to 18 years and changed his name from Lil Dice to Lil Ze. He became a drug dealer in Favelas village. The total empire is under him except Carrot’s locality. Carrot operated his business separately. So, little war was very common to them. Benny loved Angelica. Thiago was Angelica’s ex-boyfriend. Now he works with Lil Ze and is a drug addict. Rocket had interest on Angelica. But after Benny and Angelica’s relationship is done, his interest had gone. He wanted to be a photographer. Benny offered him a camera to capture his and Angelica’s picture. He captured many pictures of the gang’s members. Blacky works with Carrot. In the Benny’s farewell party, Blacky shot Benny instead of Lil Ze. Benny was a close friend of Carrot. Benny stopped many little wars between Lil Ze and Carrot. But after Benny’s death, Lil Ze decides to kill carrot’s members and all with his gang. But at the street, he meets a girl who dissatisfies him. So, he rapes the girl and beats her boy friend Knockout Ned with his gang. After that he wanted to kill Knockout. But Knockout’s little brother tries to stab Ze. But all the members shot him broke his house also is died Knockout’s uncle. After that, Knockout joined to Carrot’s gang to revenge. A new war is started between Ze and Knockout. Many boys joined to both of the gang. In the war, Knockout is died, many boys from the both gang are died. Police catches Ze. But when the police get money from Ze, they release him. They catch Carrot also. But the new Runts of the gang kill Lil Ze. Rocket captured every moment of the war and gave the photos to the newspaper agency. He became famous. Again a new gang of runts is created.   A still from the film City of God (2002) Brazilian Film   Story:  The story of the film is taken from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. The story is adapted by Braulia Mantovani. The story of the film is about crime drug dealing, poverty, war between Lil Ze and Knockout Ned during the 1969s and the beginning of the 1980s.    Cinematography:  Cesar Charlone is the cinematographer of the film. It received worldwide critical acclaim and was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2004: Best cinematography, best Direction, Best Editing and Best Screenplay writing. To know about its cinematography we have to know the main characteristics of cinematography of the film.    Shot:  Almost all the scenes of the film are captured by handheld camera. Camera movement is one of the main characteristics of cinematography of the film. Besides, there are variations of the shot divisions. For example, close up shot, mid shot, wide shot, long shot etc. We also notice camera tilt up, tilt down, panning.    Mise-en-scene:  It is a crime film. So, the arrangement of the props is set carefully. Weapons, set design, makeup of the characters and all other props are set up carefully. It seems it is an organized crime film. But it is very natural, actually.   Seu Jorge in City of God (2002) Brazilian Film    Lighting:  There is the use of artificial light in this film. But day light or natural light has been also used. The natural and artificial light have created shape of the objects and characters and made it more meaningful.    Acting:  It is a crime film. A little war is happened between two drug dealers. The use of weapon has become the most important in the film. So, acting mostly lies in weapon operation in this film. Director Fernando did not take the casts from middle or rich class because they didn’t face with the situation of poverty. So, he selected the cats from poor family most. But there are some professional actors. In a word, there is natural acting in this film.    Sound and Music:  Music is composed by Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortes. The music is crime score based. As it is a crime film. The audiences would like to watch the scenes with hearing the background music. The adjustment of the background music and scenes is very perfect.    Editing:  The film is edited by Daniel Rezende. In 2004, it got Academy Awards from four categories. One of them is editing style. The Best Editing style of the film is important here. The adjustment of the crime background score and the scenes in the film is very perfect.    Watch the official trailer of the movie 'City of God' (2002) here...
City of God (2002) Brazilian Film Poster


City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a 2002 Brazilian crime film directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Katia Lund. It was released in Brazil in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. The story of the film is taken from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. Screenplay is written by Braulio Mantovani. The film is about an organized crime and war between the drug dealer Lil Ze and Knockout Ned during the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s.

Plot:
The film is started with a scene of chickens to be prepared for meal. A chicken escapes and a gang with arms chases after it. It stops between the gang and a young man named Rocket. A flashback traces Rocket at that time. During 1960s, his older brother Goose, Goose’s friend Shaggy and Clipper and Lil Dice made a group of thieves. They stole properties, money from shops, motels. But they delivered something of the money to the local citizens. So, the citizens didn’t tell about them to the police. Lil Dice was little than the three. But e had intelligence and he was an idea maker. But he always wanted to be the boss of the group. But other members didn’t give any chance or attention to him. One day they tried to steal from a motel. The three men kept Lil Dice out of the motel so that he could warn them if police had come. But Lil Dice warned them that police had come. They flew away. But actually police had not come then. Lil Dice shot all the people with his pistol. Then he flew away. Next day police came and shot Shaggy. Lil Dice shot Goose for snatching his money that he stole from the motel that night. Clipper gave up the deeds and went to the church. Lil Dice became the boss of the gang named ‘City of God’. His best friend Benny was little brother of Shaggy. During the 1980s, Lil Dice grew up to 18 years and changed his name from Lil Dice to Lil Ze. He became a drug dealer in Favelas village. The total empire is under him except Carrot’s locality. Carrot operated his business separately. So, little war was very common to them. Benny loved Angelica. Thiago was Angelica’s ex-boyfriend. Now he works with Lil Ze and is a drug addict. Rocket had interest on Angelica. But after Benny and Angelica’s relationship is done, his interest had gone. He wanted to be a photographer. Benny offered him a camera to capture his and Angelica’s picture. He captured many pictures of the gang’s members. Blacky works with Carrot. In the Benny’s farewell party, Blacky shot Benny instead of Lil Ze. Benny was a close friend of Carrot. Benny stopped many little wars between Lil Ze and Carrot. But after Benny’s death, Lil Ze decides to kill carrot’s members and all with his gang. But at the street, he meets a girl who dissatisfies him. So, he rapes the girl and beats her boy friend Knockout Ned with his gang. After that he wanted to kill Knockout. But Knockout’s little brother tries to stab Ze. But all the members shot him broke his house also is died Knockout’s uncle. After that, Knockout joined to Carrot’s gang to revenge. A new war is started between Ze and Knockout. Many boys joined to both of the gang. In the war, Knockout is died, many boys from the both gang are died. Police catches Ze. But when the police get money from Ze, they release him. They catch Carrot also. But the new Runts of the gang kill Lil Ze. Rocket captured every moment of the war and gave the photos to the newspaper agency. He became famous. Again a new gang of runts is created.
 City of God (2002) Brazilian Film Poster      City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a 2002 Brazilian crime film directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Katia Lund. It was released in Brazil in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. The story of the film is taken from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. Screenplay is written by Braulio Mantovani. The film is about an organized crime and war between the drug dealer Lil Ze and Knockout Ned during the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s.    Plot:  The film is started with a scene of chickens to be prepared for meal. A chicken escapes and a gang with arms chases after it. It stops between the gang and a young man named Rocket. A flashback traces Rocket at that time. During 1960s, his older brother Goose, Goose’s friend Shaggy and Clipper and Lil Dice made a group of thieves. They stole properties, money from shops, motels. But they delivered something of the money to the local citizens. So, the citizens didn’t tell about them to the police. Lil Dice was little than the three. But e had intelligence and he was an idea maker. But he always wanted to be the boss of the group. But other members didn’t give any chance or attention to him. One day they tried to steal from a motel. The three men kept Lil Dice out of the motel so that he could warn them if police had come. But Lil Dice warned them that police had come. They flew away. But actually police had not come then. Lil Dice shot all the people with his pistol. Then he flew away. Next day police came and shot Shaggy. Lil Dice shot Goose for snatching his money that he stole from the motel that night. Clipper gave up the deeds and went to the church. Lil Dice became the boss of the gang named ‘City of God’. His best friend Benny was little brother of Shaggy. During the 1980s, Lil Dice grew up to 18 years and changed his name from Lil Dice to Lil Ze. He became a drug dealer in Favelas village. The total empire is under him except Carrot’s locality. Carrot operated his business separately. So, little war was very common to them. Benny loved Angelica. Thiago was Angelica’s ex-boyfriend. Now he works with Lil Ze and is a drug addict. Rocket had interest on Angelica. But after Benny and Angelica’s relationship is done, his interest had gone. He wanted to be a photographer. Benny offered him a camera to capture his and Angelica’s picture. He captured many pictures of the gang’s members. Blacky works with Carrot. In the Benny’s farewell party, Blacky shot Benny instead of Lil Ze. Benny was a close friend of Carrot. Benny stopped many little wars between Lil Ze and Carrot. But after Benny’s death, Lil Ze decides to kill carrot’s members and all with his gang. But at the street, he meets a girl who dissatisfies him. So, he rapes the girl and beats her boy friend Knockout Ned with his gang. After that he wanted to kill Knockout. But Knockout’s little brother tries to stab Ze. But all the members shot him broke his house also is died Knockout’s uncle. After that, Knockout joined to Carrot’s gang to revenge. A new war is started between Ze and Knockout. Many boys joined to both of the gang. In the war, Knockout is died, many boys from the both gang are died. Police catches Ze. But when the police get money from Ze, they release him. They catch Carrot also. But the new Runts of the gang kill Lil Ze. Rocket captured every moment of the war and gave the photos to the newspaper agency. He became famous. Again a new gang of runts is created.   A still from the film City of God (2002) Brazilian Film   Story:  The story of the film is taken from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. The story is adapted by Braulia Mantovani. The story of the film is about crime drug dealing, poverty, war between Lil Ze and Knockout Ned during the 1969s and the beginning of the 1980s.    Cinematography:  Cesar Charlone is the cinematographer of the film. It received worldwide critical acclaim and was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2004: Best cinematography, best Direction, Best Editing and Best Screenplay writing. To know about its cinematography we have to know the main characteristics of cinematography of the film.    Shot:  Almost all the scenes of the film are captured by handheld camera. Camera movement is one of the main characteristics of cinematography of the film. Besides, there are variations of the shot divisions. For example, close up shot, mid shot, wide shot, long shot etc. We also notice camera tilt up, tilt down, panning.    Mise-en-scene:  It is a crime film. So, the arrangement of the props is set carefully. Weapons, set design, makeup of the characters and all other props are set up carefully. It seems it is an organized crime film. But it is very natural, actually.   Seu Jorge in City of God (2002) Brazilian Film    Lighting:  There is the use of artificial light in this film. But day light or natural light has been also used. The natural and artificial light have created shape of the objects and characters and made it more meaningful.    Acting:  It is a crime film. A little war is happened between two drug dealers. The use of weapon has become the most important in the film. So, acting mostly lies in weapon operation in this film. Director Fernando did not take the casts from middle or rich class because they didn’t face with the situation of poverty. So, he selected the cats from poor family most. But there are some professional actors. In a word, there is natural acting in this film.    Sound and Music:  Music is composed by Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortes. The music is crime score based. As it is a crime film. The audiences would like to watch the scenes with hearing the background music. The adjustment of the background music and scenes is very perfect.    Editing:  The film is edited by Daniel Rezende. In 2004, it got Academy Awards from four categories. One of them is editing style. The Best Editing style of the film is important here. The adjustment of the crime background score and the scenes in the film is very perfect.    Watch the official trailer of the movie 'City of God' (2002) here...
A still from the film City of God (2002) Brazilian Film

Story:
The story of the film is taken from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. The story is adapted by Braulia Mantovani. The story of the film is about crime drug dealing, poverty, war between Lil Ze and Knockout Ned during the 1969s and the beginning of the 1980s.

Cinematography:
Cesar Charlone is the cinematographer of the film. It received worldwide critical acclaim and was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2004: Best cinematography, best Direction, Best Editing and Best Screenplay writing. To know about its cinematography we have to know the main characteristics of cinematography of the film.

Shot:
Almost all the scenes of the film are captured by handheld camera. Camera movement is one of the main characteristics of cinematography of the film. Besides, there are variations of the shot divisions. For example, close up shot, mid shot, wide shot, long shot etc. We also notice camera tilt up, tilt down, panning.

Mise-en-scene:
It is a crime film. So, the arrangement of the props is set carefully. Weapons, set design, makeup of the characters and all other props are set up carefully. It seems it is an organized crime film. But it is very natural, actually.
 City of God (2002) Brazilian Film Poster      City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a 2002 Brazilian crime film directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Katia Lund. It was released in Brazil in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. The story of the film is taken from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. Screenplay is written by Braulio Mantovani. The film is about an organized crime and war between the drug dealer Lil Ze and Knockout Ned during the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s.    Plot:  The film is started with a scene of chickens to be prepared for meal. A chicken escapes and a gang with arms chases after it. It stops between the gang and a young man named Rocket. A flashback traces Rocket at that time. During 1960s, his older brother Goose, Goose’s friend Shaggy and Clipper and Lil Dice made a group of thieves. They stole properties, money from shops, motels. But they delivered something of the money to the local citizens. So, the citizens didn’t tell about them to the police. Lil Dice was little than the three. But e had intelligence and he was an idea maker. But he always wanted to be the boss of the group. But other members didn’t give any chance or attention to him. One day they tried to steal from a motel. The three men kept Lil Dice out of the motel so that he could warn them if police had come. But Lil Dice warned them that police had come. They flew away. But actually police had not come then. Lil Dice shot all the people with his pistol. Then he flew away. Next day police came and shot Shaggy. Lil Dice shot Goose for snatching his money that he stole from the motel that night. Clipper gave up the deeds and went to the church. Lil Dice became the boss of the gang named ‘City of God’. His best friend Benny was little brother of Shaggy. During the 1980s, Lil Dice grew up to 18 years and changed his name from Lil Dice to Lil Ze. He became a drug dealer in Favelas village. The total empire is under him except Carrot’s locality. Carrot operated his business separately. So, little war was very common to them. Benny loved Angelica. Thiago was Angelica’s ex-boyfriend. Now he works with Lil Ze and is a drug addict. Rocket had interest on Angelica. But after Benny and Angelica’s relationship is done, his interest had gone. He wanted to be a photographer. Benny offered him a camera to capture his and Angelica’s picture. He captured many pictures of the gang’s members. Blacky works with Carrot. In the Benny’s farewell party, Blacky shot Benny instead of Lil Ze. Benny was a close friend of Carrot. Benny stopped many little wars between Lil Ze and Carrot. But after Benny’s death, Lil Ze decides to kill carrot’s members and all with his gang. But at the street, he meets a girl who dissatisfies him. So, he rapes the girl and beats her boy friend Knockout Ned with his gang. After that he wanted to kill Knockout. But Knockout’s little brother tries to stab Ze. But all the members shot him broke his house also is died Knockout’s uncle. After that, Knockout joined to Carrot’s gang to revenge. A new war is started between Ze and Knockout. Many boys joined to both of the gang. In the war, Knockout is died, many boys from the both gang are died. Police catches Ze. But when the police get money from Ze, they release him. They catch Carrot also. But the new Runts of the gang kill Lil Ze. Rocket captured every moment of the war and gave the photos to the newspaper agency. He became famous. Again a new gang of runts is created.   A still from the film City of God (2002) Brazilian Film   Story:  The story of the film is taken from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins. The story is adapted by Braulia Mantovani. The story of the film is about crime drug dealing, poverty, war between Lil Ze and Knockout Ned during the 1969s and the beginning of the 1980s.    Cinematography:  Cesar Charlone is the cinematographer of the film. It received worldwide critical acclaim and was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2004: Best cinematography, best Direction, Best Editing and Best Screenplay writing. To know about its cinematography we have to know the main characteristics of cinematography of the film.    Shot:  Almost all the scenes of the film are captured by handheld camera. Camera movement is one of the main characteristics of cinematography of the film. Besides, there are variations of the shot divisions. For example, close up shot, mid shot, wide shot, long shot etc. We also notice camera tilt up, tilt down, panning.    Mise-en-scene:  It is a crime film. So, the arrangement of the props is set carefully. Weapons, set design, makeup of the characters and all other props are set up carefully. It seems it is an organized crime film. But it is very natural, actually.   Seu Jorge in City of God (2002) Brazilian Film    Lighting:  There is the use of artificial light in this film. But day light or natural light has been also used. The natural and artificial light have created shape of the objects and characters and made it more meaningful.    Acting:  It is a crime film. A little war is happened between two drug dealers. The use of weapon has become the most important in the film. So, acting mostly lies in weapon operation in this film. Director Fernando did not take the casts from middle or rich class because they didn’t face with the situation of poverty. So, he selected the cats from poor family most. But there are some professional actors. In a word, there is natural acting in this film.    Sound and Music:  Music is composed by Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortes. The music is crime score based. As it is a crime film. The audiences would like to watch the scenes with hearing the background music. The adjustment of the background music and scenes is very perfect.    Editing:  The film is edited by Daniel Rezende. In 2004, it got Academy Awards from four categories. One of them is editing style. The Best Editing style of the film is important here. The adjustment of the crime background score and the scenes in the film is very perfect.    Watch the official trailer of the movie 'City of God' (2002) here...
Seu Jorge in City of God (2002) Brazilian Film 

Lighting:
There is the use of artificial light in this film. But day light or natural light has been also used. The natural and artificial light have created shape of the objects and characters and made it more meaningful.

Acting:
It is a crime film. A little war is happened between two drug dealers. The use of weapon has become the most important in the film. So, acting mostly lies in weapon operation in this film. Director Fernando did not take the casts from middle or rich class because they didn’t face with the situation of poverty. So, he selected the cats from poor family most. But there are some professional actors. In a word, there is natural acting in this film.

Sound and Music:
Music is composed by Antonio Pinto and Ed Cortes. The music is crime score based. As it is a crime film. The audiences would like to watch the scenes with hearing the background music. The adjustment of the background music and scenes is very perfect.

Editing:
The film is edited by Daniel Rezende. In 2004, it got Academy Awards from four categories. One of them is editing style. The Best Editing style of the film is important here. The adjustment of the crime background score and the scenes in the film is very perfect.

Watch the official trailer of the movie 'City of God' (2002) here...


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