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.
Leandro Firmino (Zé Pequeno) really was from the City of God and had no ambitions to be an actor, he only went to the audition to keep his friend company.
Whoa, the chicken ran away. Get that chicken, dude!
When Li'l Zé makes Knockout Ned undress, Knockout Ned's shirt is already unbuttoned. But in the next shot we see him unbuttoning it.
There are no actor credits in the opening credits.
$541,996 (Brazil) (30 August 2002)
$7,563,397 (USA) (20 June 2004)
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