R | | Crime, Drama
Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
Voted movie of the year by Empire magazine in 2003. It would be six years before another foreign-language film topped the list: Let the Right One In (2008).)
Whoa, the chicken ran away. Get that chicken, dude!
In the scene where the tender trio are robbing the gas man and giving out the free gas, when the police arrive and the gang are running off, in the back ground there is a woman in a yellow dress carrying a big gas canister, yet in the next shot she is seen running in the same spot without the gas.
During the end credits there is shown actual real-life footage of the real Mané Galinha, or Knockout-Ned as he is translated into in the American version of the film. This is in fact the same TV interview we see constructed in the film, and we can see that the filmmakers have copied this TV interview down to the smallest detail.
$541,996 (Brazil) (30 August 2002)
$7,563,397 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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