After completing the critically acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated 2002 feature CITY OF GOD and the critically acclaimed multi-part TV series, CITY OF MEN, filmmakers Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund are back with the DVD release ad ‘CITY OF MEN’, the full length movie.
‘CITY OF MEN’ MOVIE TRAILER
Continuing the stories from a notorious slum (or what they call a ‘favela’) in Brazil, the movie follows Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) and Acerola (Douglas Silva), two teens from Rio de Janeiro. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But when they suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.
Just in case you are fan of ‘CITY OF GOD’ and haven’t viewed the ‘CITY OF MEN’ series, here is an FYI.. The characters and the story have zero to do with the movie City of God. City of God took place in the 1970s and City of Men takes place today. Although many of the actors were featured in the City of God movie, the storylines have nothing to do with each other. I’d recommend that you watch the TV show, which is available on DVD, before watching the movie. I’m a big fan of both movies and the ‘CITY OF MEN’ series and highly recommend everyone picking up all three of them for your DVD collection.
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