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City of Men (2008)

City of Men

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 01, 2008 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

110 min.

Studio

Miramax Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Paulo Morelli

Producer

Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck, Fernando Meirelles, Paulo Morelli

Screenwriter

Elena Soarez

Starring

  • Douglas Silva
  • Darlan Cunha
  • Rodrigo dos Santos
  • Camila Monteiro
  • Naima Silva
  • Luciano Vidigal
  • Pedro Henrique
  • Jonathan Haagensen

Story


In "City of Men", producer Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardner)returns to the Brazilian favelas of his Academy Award-nominated film,City of God. Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run bystreet gangs, teenagers Acerola (Douglas Silva) and Laranjinha (DarlanCunha) have become close as brothers.

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 lifelongfriends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.

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A scene from Miramax Films' City of Men (2008)
A scene from Miramax Films' City of Men (2008)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."City of Men" somehow wins you over with its steady, underlying flow of intimacy and compassion..”
by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
“..a more satisfying piece of storytelling than City of God..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..lacks history, relevance and, perhaps most substantially, charisma..”
by Chris Cabin [Filmcritic.com]