Aug 3, 2016
In 2003, the first wave of the Latino explosion of filmmakers were starting to settle into Hollywood from their respective parts south of the border, new filmmakers were starting to follow in their footsteps. One such filmmaker from Brazil, Fernando Mierelles, adapted a true crime novel based on a series of brutal street wars in a notorious favella twenty miles from Rio de Jinero called City of God. The film hit the international scene like a firecracker and garnered both critical and audience attention. As the world's eyes turn back to Rio in 2016 for the Olympic Games, does this film garner as a milestone in film or does it deserve to die in the streets? MovieDude Eric, Kent & Lobster investigate.
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Music provided by Johnny Ripper, "sundown"
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