177 - City of God - 5 stars
Based on a true story, this is an energetic, dazzling look at life in a dangerous neighbourhood of Rio de Janerio aka the City of God.
Essentially narrated by Rocket, a young boy who dreams of becoming a photographer and escaping the ghetto, it tells the stories of many of the key players in the battles includng Little Zee, Knockout Ned, Benny, etc.
All the stories link together and paint a portrait of the city that is told with passion and zest by director Fernando Meirelles who draws excellent performances from his young amateur cast.
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