Does anyone know any films that are like City of God?
• United States
12 Apr 07
I know that this post was made a while ago, but the director also did The Constant Gardener, which isn't really that similar to this film, which is easily one of my all time favorite, and the reason why I really can't stand most American films, but if you enjoy his directing style you'll most likely enjoy The Constant Gardener, check it out!
• United States
29 May 07
Bus 147 or Bus 174??? I always get the number part screwed up but, it has EVERYTHING to do with Rio De Janero, Rio's politics, Rio's lost children, circumstances of neglecting the youth of the world and it is a true story, documentary style. A MUST SEE. After I saw the "City of God", I too sought out movies that would match such truth and sensitivity. I LOVE THE CITY OF GOD! A most excellent movie!
6 Mar 07
Carandiru is a great movie. Firtly to the people who say this movie is boring (yeah it's long but gripping every step of the way) or like City of God (they were both shot in Brazil - similarity ends) I desagree with you. Carandiru is the name of the Prison in Sao Paulo. Overcrowded by 2500 inmates life is tough not to mention cramped. Told from the point of view of the Prison doctor Carandiru chronicles the life inside with brief incites into the lives of individual prisoners. Disster occurs when 111 inmates are shot in a bloodbath following a riot. The killers are the Riot Squad, sent in to quell the disruption. The story is one sided as it tells it only from the Doctor's version of events (mainly aided by the Prisoners he dealt with). Don't take it as fact, it's a film after all. But do take it as a harsh tale of the way inmates in Carandiru felt their life in their home was destroyed on that day. I doubt any film can come close to this. It benefits hugely from it's lack of stars. Many characters are portrayed and all contribute to the film equally. I highly recommend Carandiru to any potential viewer. It has it all comedy, realism, touching humanity, action, etc...you name it there is an element of it Carandiru. Simply marvelous.