City of God (2002)

City of God, Cidade de Deus. In the beginning I begin to suspect influences from Scorsese and Innaritu but then half way through I realize this is a whole different animal. Still, the comparison to Goodfellas is inevitable, because it is a similar kind of story- a narrated, almost documentary-like chronicle about.. gangsters. But where Goodfellas was a story you about familiar kind of people from familiar places, City of God transports you to a place where the fate of these people is inevitable- the slums outside Rio, where everything seems alien.. yet familiar- for they are only children. Expect a full review very soon! This one is for the ages.

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