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City of God Movie Review Summary

Actors: Alexandre Rodriguez, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen

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Busca-Pe is a young, intelligent, promising boy, growing up in the most dangerous area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: what they call the "city of God". Throughout his early youth, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Busca-Pe watches his friends and family members become involved in gangs. They kill others, get killed, engaging in constant, violent gang warfare. In the 1980s, Busca-Pe is a young man, and he discovers that he has a talent for photography. By documenting the violence that takes place around him, he catches the attention of the local media.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Judy Berman



Script Analysis of City of God

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   committing crimes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Hispanic/Spanish Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Central City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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