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by Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund


Cidade de Deus is a hoiusing project built in the 1960' that, in the early 80's became one of the most dangerous place in Rio de Janeiro. Fusée is too scared and too sensible to become a criminal, but too intelligent to work small jobs and pay badly. Her grows up in this violent place where everything is against him. but he discovers that he can see reality differently: from an artistic point of view. He will eventually become a photographer. This, is his redemption.

international title: City of God
original title: Cidade de Deus
country: France, Brazil, United States
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
film run: 130'
release date: UK 03/01/2003, GR 31/01/2003, ES 31/01/2003, NL 06/02/2003, FR 12/03/2003, HU 13/03/2003, PT 21/03/2003, BE 07/05/2003, DE 08/05/2003, AT 09/05/2003, IT 09/05/2003, FI 12/09/2003, SE 17/10/2003, IC 28
screenplay: Bráulio Mantovani
cast: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Jonathan Haagensen, Matheus Nachtergaele
cinematography by: César Charlone
film editing: Daniel Rezende
art director: Tulé Peak
costumes designer: Bia Salgado, Inês Salgado
music: Ed Cortês, Antonio Pinto
producer: Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Marc Beauchamps, Bel Berlinck, Mauricio Andrade Ramos, Daniel Filho, Hank Levine, Vincent Maraval, Donald Ranvaud, Juliette Renaud, Walter Salles, Elisa Tolomelli
production: StudioCanal, Wild Bunch Production, O2 Filmes, VideoFilmes, Globo Filmes, Lereby Productions (BR), Lumiere Productions (US)
distributor: Mars Films Distribution, Buena Vista International (UK), Constantin Film (DE), Frenetic Films (CH), Highlight Film (DE), Mikado (IT), Miramax Films (IT), New Age Entertainment (PT), Paradiso Home Entertainment (NL)
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