Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...
Alexandre Rodrigues (Buscapé), Leandro Firmino (Zé Pequeno), Phellipe Haagensen (Bené), Douglas Silva (Dadinho), Jonathan Haagensen (Cabeleira), Matheus Nachtergaele (Sandro Cenoura), Seu Jorge (Mané Galinha) more..., Jefechander Suplino (Alicate), Alice Braga (Angélica), Roberta Rodrigues (Berenice), Luis Otávio (Buscapé Criança), Darlan Cunha (Filé-com-Fritas), Thiago Martins (Lampião), Gero Camilo (Paraíba - Shorty), Daniel Zettel (Thiago - Tiago), Charles Paraventi (Tio Sam - Uncle Sam), Danielle Ornelas (Vizinha do Paraíba - Shorty's Neighbor), Micael Borges (Caixa Baixa - Runts), Lúcio Andrey (Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang), Marcello Melo Jr. (Bando Zé Pequeno - Li'l Zé's Gang), Babú Santana (Grande), Mary Sheila (Mulher do Neguinho), Paulo Lins (Pastor da Igreja), Olivia Araújo (Recepcionista do Motel), Graziella Moretto (Marina Cintra), Tulé Peak (Newspaper Employee (uncredited)), Kikito Junqueira (Otávio)
Paulo Lins (Author), Bráulio Mantovani (Screenplay), Andrea Barata Ribeiro (Producer), Mauricio Andrade Ramos (Producer), Elisa Tolomelli (Executive Producer), Bel Berlinck (Executive Producer), Marc Beauchamps (Producer) more..., Daniel Filho (Producer), Hank Levine (Producer), Vincent Maraval (Producer), Donald Ranvaud (Producer), Juliette Renaud (Producer), Walter Salles (Producer), Ed Cortês (Original Music Composer), Antonio Pinto (Original Music Composer), César Charlone (Director of Photography), Daniel Rezende (Editor), Tulé Peak (Production Design), Bia Salgado (Costume Design), Inês Salgado (Costume Design), Anna Van Steen (Makeup Artist), René Bittencourt (Production Manager), Claudine Franco (Production Manager), Renato Batata (Visual Effects Supervisor), Francisco Bispo (Creature Design), Paulo Lins (Screenplay), Lisa Geffcken-Reinhard (Dialogue Editor), Martín Hernández (Sound Designer), Rudy Pi (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Unsun Song (Sound Recordist), Roland N. Thai (Sound Effects Editor), Fabricio Tadeu (Steadicam Operator), Pablo Hoffmann (First Assistant Camera), Fred Ricci (Assistant Editor), Kátia Lund (Co-Director),
O2 Filmes, Videofilmes, Wild Bunch, Hank Levine Film, Globo Filmes, Lumière
Rocket and Angélica are in love and have a great time on the beach. But that’s only one side of the story…