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Subject:  Cidade de Deus Date:  10/25/2004  1:33 PM
Author:  sofaking6 Number:  37514 of 67547

Highly Recommended. This is a Brazilian film about the rise of the "organized" crime trade in a Rio slum, told through the eyes of a boy growing up there. What gets you about it is the lack of overdramatization - everything is told very matter-of-factly, the way only someone who really experienced it could tell it. The way that violence turns very quickly, over a few years, into an absolute given in the society is almost as unnoticeable to the viewer as to the residents, until suddenly you look around and you're in a war zone.

The ending is one of the most haunting scenes I've seen in a long time.

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