City of Men (2008) - Movie Details
February 29, 2008 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
July 1, 2008
Rated R for violent content, language and some sexuality
In "City of Men," producer Fernando Meirelles ("The Constant Gardner") returns to the Brazilian favelas of his Academy Award-nominated film, "City of God." Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola (Douglas Silva) and Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) have become close as brothers. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But...
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I received City of Men
in the mail the other day and was rather looking forward to watching this follow-up to the Oscar-nominated picture City of God
. Unfortunately, I was disappointed to see that I had misread, having thought that Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener
) had directed this film as well. Instead, he is listed as merely a producer, which means that City of Men
could be good, bad or anywhere in between.
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