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Brazilian Thriller "City Of God" Coming To Blu-Ray

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by Cynthia Reid
December 12, 2011 7:30 PM
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Just in time for Christmas, the popular Brazilian thriller City Of God will be released on blu-ray tomorrow (Dec. 13).

The film, directed by Fernando Meirelles and Katia Lund, tells the story of two boys growing up in in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro and how their live's take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Released in 2003, the film received four Academy Award nominations in 2004 for Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Writing.

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5 Comments

  • Maureen | December 13, 2011 10:15 AMReply

    Great Film!! I have recommended this film to so many of friends, many thought I was crazy cause they were just not into subtitled films... After seeing this film, they now watch subtitled films & many look forward to my recommendations.

    @Shimadanilo, thanks for mentioning Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (Tropa de Elite 2: o inimigo agora é outro), looking forward to watching it and passing it on to others

  • Quentin | December 13, 2011 1:57 AMReply

    One of the greatest ever...

  • @Shimadanilo | December 12, 2011 10:07 PMReply

    I'm very happy to see comments about a movie of my country on this site. City of God (Cidade de Deus) is a great movie. It is as good as Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (Tropa de Elite 2: o inimigo agora é outro). Thanks! Obrigado!

  • Zeus | December 12, 2011 7:34 PMReply

    Love this film.

  • Jug | December 13, 2011 8:31 PM

    Seconded.

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