Friday, June 30, 2006

Movies: City of God

Last weekend, I watched City of God,
a movie that follows the lives of a bunch of characters living in a slum outside of Rio de Janeiro. I thought it was pretty good, although a bit disturbing.

The movie focuses mostly on a group of kids as they grow up in the City of God, and all the things that happen to them as they try to escape their situation and/or get involved with the gangs and drugs that are basically unavoidable in the neighborhood. The hardest part of the movie was watching the deplorable conditions the characters had to live in, and how they were one after another pulled into being a hoodlum.

Still, the story was interesting and well told, I thought, and I enjoyed the movie.

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