"City of Men"
Directed by Fernando Meirelles / Katia Lund
Capitalizing on the due success of their film
City of God, directors Fernando Meirelles
and Katia Lund created this hit series for Brazilian TV. Douglas Silva and
Darlan Cunha, returning cast members of City of God, play best
friends scheming and dreaming their way through life on the precarious Rio
de Janeiro streets, where video games and hip clothes factor into a boy's
life just as much as guns and drugs. Shot on location and filmed in the same
frenetic, gripping style as the feature-length film, City of Men
updates the setting to present day and explores the harshness of Rio's
social realities with even more charm. Portuguese with English subtitles.