City of Men ( Cidade dos Homens ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2531

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 18

Theatrical Release Date: 02/29/2008

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/01/2008

Language: Portuguese

Genre: Drama, Crime

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Paulo Morelli

Actors: Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Rodrigo dos Santos, Jonathan Haagensen, Camila Monteiro, Naima Silva

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Yojimbo - wrote on 02/19/2012

As two friends from the slums of Rio approach their 18th birthdays, a war between two gangs tears their community apart. Continuing the themes of City Of God, City Of Men takes up the story of life in the Brazilian ghetto as the boys become "men", brought up in an society where the family unit is all but defunct. Girls have to grow up at a very young age in an environment where they have no access to contraception and no money for abortion clinics, made pregnant by boys who have no roots, no emotional connections or sense of responsibility as they grew up without role models, having been brought up fatherless themselves and left to fend alone on the dog eat dog streets while their mothers go out to work. The film has the same combination of excellent visuals, intelligent characterisation …

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