Anderson_Faria’s review published on Letterboxd:
City of God is a movie of crime and drama of 2002 directed by award-winning Director Fernando Meirelles, has script agile, soundtrack, costumes and photography excellents. Narrated by Buscapé (Alexandre Rodrigues), poor boy, black that grow up inside in community with drug trafficking war between the star Zé Pequeno (Leandro Firmino) and Zé Galinha (Seu Jorge), even with all the odds against, him finds out that can to see life with other eyes.
With references in everyday life and Brazilian social contradiction, the problematization in slum, a place of extreme violence, motivated by drugs sale, police corruption and government neglect.
City of God, it's alike the film Tropa de Elite (2007), focuses his plot on a community in Rio de Janeiro, for who like of a excellent criticism political and social about drugs, favela and violence. Sensational, a film that portrays the Brazilian reality, a masterpiece & comes strongly recommended.