Put your helmet on, get your mother’s pregnancy clothes and wrap them around you because City of God will punch, kick and slap the sh*t out of you. And get this: it is based on a true story.
Shot in the same poverty-stricken favelas of Rio de Janeiro it portrays, it tells the story of two young men who choose two different paths. One an aspiring drug leader and the other an aspiring photographer.
City of god is filled with great performances (from mostly non-professionals), it is brutal, adrenaline emptying and disturbing.