NOMINATED FOR FOUR ACADEMY AWARDS!
Celebrated with worldwide acclaim, this powerful true story of crime and redemption has won numerous prestigious awards around the globe! The streets of the world’s most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro’s “City of God,” are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go, and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a frail and scared young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with a different eye: the eye of an artist. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world… and ultimately his way out!
Directed by Fernando Meirelles & Kátia Lund this harrowing film was nominated for four Academy Awards.
Starring Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele & Leandro Firmino.
Special Features and Technical Specs:
- 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
- A Conversation with Fernando Meirelles – featurette
- News From a Personal War – documentary
- Theatrical Trailer
- Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
- Audio Portuguese DTS-HD 5.1 Surround + LPCM 2.0 Stereo
- English subtitles
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork