In this original variation on the Latin American telenovela (slow, emotional soap), life in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian big city jungle, is told in short, fast alternating scenes from the... See full summary »
Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Well most of the cast of the film that shook the (movie) world is still back where they were when the movie was shot. Just because you are in a big movie, does not mean you made it. I had forgotten about Alice Braga I have to admit, but you can be surprised that some of the actors didn't make it bigger, since the movie was released.
There are quite a few interesting interviews here and some behind the scenes footage (also casting videos and more). We get to see what some of the cast have been up to, and not all of them went good. You also have people who went criminal. The documentary shines a light on that too. I didn't research if the movie could have been more in depth. but for the running time, this is decent enough and interesting enough to watch. Especially if you were a fan of City of God (or even City of Men the TV show).
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