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City of God - A masterpiece,
This review is from: City Of God (Cidade De Deus) [DVD]  (DVD)
I had wanted to see this movie for long time, and had heard about how good it was, and when I got the chance to watch it, I was blown away.
Set in the brutal City of God in the slums of Brazil, this is the story of how residents fight for their lives in this violent ghetto. It starts with the story of the Tender Trio who become legends in this slum, because of their stealing, but when "Lil Ze2 comes to town, people realize that they are just amateurs and brutal gang wars follow.
This is a very hard-hitting and violent film, and it contains a roller-coaster ride of emotions. You really care for some of the characters involved and truly hate others.
I strongly recommend this amazing film if you enjoy world cinema.