City of God
Source: Catholic News Service
Gritty, documentary-style drama set in a Rio de Janeiro slum from the 1960s to the '80s following interlocking stories of young boys who take divergent paths to manhood, mostly fueled by the deadly gang violence and drug dealing that engulfs them. Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles' command of technique is as impressive as his ultraviolent imagery of casual brutality and murder, inspired by a fact-based novel and using a mostly amateur cast, is repelling. The film's tone, however, deplores the escalating violence as it explores the societal and personal consequences of rampant crime. Subtitles. Much gang-related violence, fleeting sexual situations with full nudity, intermittent drug abuse and recurring rough language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.
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