R | | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
The only film that year to be Oscar nominated for Best Director, but not Best Picture.
Whoa, the chicken ran away. Get that chicken, dude!
Whenever Tio Sam is in the apartment to sell Ze Pequeno the weapons, he inquires whether or not Ze has seen a mini Ruger, which is the same caliber of an M-16, inaccessible in Brazil. Ze shows no interest or knowledge of the Ruger, though he is shown holding up one just like it whenever Buscape is taking photos of the gang.
There are no actor credits in the opening credits.
The UK DVD displays the decade titles in English rather than Portuguese.
$541,996 (Brazil) (30 August 2002)