City of God

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by SoWat, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. SoWat

    SoWat Loyal Freddie

    Watched this on DVD last night, and all I can say is Bloody Hell!.

    The film is set in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, with all of the parts played by actual street kids.

    It's an absolute corker of a film.

    Additional material on the DVD is sparse, but the one documentary that is there is even more shocking than the film.

    Highly recommended... even if it does have subtitles.
  2. weevil

    weevil Fledgling Freddie

    city of god is a fucking class film, with one of the most squirmy parts in movie history (the torture scene)
  3. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Is it for rental in the video shops? This film I really would like to see.
  4. SoWat

    SoWat Loyal Freddie

    I actually picked it up from HMV (it was on sale at £8.99).
  5. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    ahh, I've spent a bit too much recently on DVDs, so I'll have to check out the vid shop. I just got Donnie Darko for £6.99, and Star Trek 1 Dir.cut for the same :)
  6. Trem

    Trem That there, that's not me. Moderator

    I watched it yesterday, didn't see any torture scene. PM me if you want to lend mine Tom ;)

    Its ok, it is well directed.
  7. SoWat

    SoWat Loyal Freddie

    I wondered about the torture scene. I thought it must have happened when I was making a cuppa (though I didn't hear the wife squealing which is normally a giveaway).

    I think the rape scene was censored too. Either that or my DVD player went on fast forward for a few swconds.

    Doesn't detract from an excellent film though, and the documentary was pretty shocking. Not so much for the visual content, but for the attitude of the police chief (he couldn't care less if people got killed in the slums, as it wasn't his job to protect them, only the rich people!).
  8. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    The BBFC must have got their mucky paws on it.

    *considers importing from S.America*
  9. ReActor

    ReActor Fledgling Freddie

    You got it for £8.99? Bargain! Definitely a class film.

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