City of Men (Cidade dos Homens)

An unforgettable tale of friendship and survival in a city where the greatest challenge is growing up


Synopsis

Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola and Laranjinha have become as close as brothers. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But when they suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.
Producer Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener) returns to the Brazilian favelas of his Oscar®-nominated lm, City of God. Released by Miramax in North America and the UK.
“Gritty and suspenseful. A bracing jolt of energy” Film Journal
“Powerful. Breathtaking” LA Times

Genre

Drama

Director

Paulo Morelli

Producer

Fernando Meirelles, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck, Paulo Morelli for O2, in co- production with Globo Filmes and Fox Films do brazil

Cast

Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha

Country

Brazil

Production Status

Completed

Runtime

106 min 

Year

2008