City of Men (film)

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City of Men
City of Men (film DVD cover).jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Paulo Morelli
Produced by Guel Arraes
Andrea Barata Ribeiro
Bel Berlinck
Fernando Meirelles
Paulo Morelli
Written by Elena Soarez
Paulo Morelli
Starring Douglas Silva
Darlan Cunha
Jonathan Haagensen
Rodrigo dos Santos
Music by Antonio Pinto
Edited by Daniel Rezende
Distributed by Miramax Films (USA)
Buena Vista International
20th Century Fox (Brazil)
Release date
  • August 31, 2007 (2007-08-31)
Running time
106 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese

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[edit]

  • Best Special Effects - 2007 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize (nominated)


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