Sunday, September 5, 2010
Movie Madness: City of God
Ok I don't even know where to start..But this is one of the best movies that I have ever seen!! If you are into indy and foreign movies this movie is a must see!! Cidade de De aka City of God is a housing project in Rio de Janeiro that was ran by drug lords. This movie spans through three decades of boys/men trying to be the "King" of the drug world in City of God. The main character is Buscape who is a photographer who is afraid to end up like the people that surrounds him and he tells the story of countless people who were involved in the drug trade. This movie will have your mouth open and begging the movie to keep going because you will not want it to end. The actors in the movie are beautiful, they act with passion!! An added bonus of the movie is the music which is a mix of African and Brazilian beats which makes the movie even more dramatic!! I would love to tell the whole plot of the movie but I can't becaue I am urging people to watch this movie!! This movie will show people a different side of the Brazil which is known for its beautiful beaches, great music, food, and of course its people! These people are not the people that tourists see these are the actual struggles for many people living in Brazil! The director of City of God did a fantastic job showing the gritty side of a beautiful place!