City of Men (film)
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|City of Men|
|Directed by||Paulo Morelli|
|Produced by||Guel Arraes
Andrea Barata Ribeiro
|Written by||Elena Soarez
Rodrigo dos Santos
|Music by||Antonio Pinto|
|Edited by||Daniel Rezende|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films (USA)
Buena Vista International
20th Century Fox (Brazil)
City of Men (Portuguese: Cidade dos Homens ) is a 2007 Brazilian drama film directed by Paulo Morelli. The screenplay was written by Elena Soarez based on a story by Morelli and Soarez. It is a film version of the TV series City of Men that ran for four seasons in Brazil, and which followed the international success of the film City of God (2002).
Best friends Acerola and Laranjinha live in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and have been raised without their fathers. They are turning eighteen as a war between rival drug gangs begins around them. Each discovers things about his missing father that will compromise their solid friendship.
- Douglas Silva as Acerola, "Ace"
- Darlan Cunha as Laranjinha, or "Wallace"
- Jonathan Haagensen as Madrugadão
- Rodrigo dos Santos as Heraldo
- Camila Monteiro as Cris
- Naima Silva as Camila
- Eduardo Piranha as Nefasto
- Luciano Vidigal as Fiel
- Pedro Henrique as Caju
Awards and nominations
- Best Special Effects - 2007 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (nominated)
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