We just returned from Blockbuster after picking up Cidade de Deus, a Portuguese film set in the slums of Brazil.
Some readers of the SearchIndia.com blog – praneix, karthik15981 and Sanewar among others – have heaped so much praise on Cidade de Deus (and claimed it’s superior to Slumdog Millionaire) that we felt compelled to see if they are high on Snow White.
Directed by Fernando Meirelles and KÃ¡tia Lund, Cidade de Deus was released in 2002.
The movie features Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino da Hora, Jonathan Haagensen, Douglas Silva and Seu Jor.
According to Wiki, Cidade de Deus received four Academy Award nominations in 2004: Best Cinematography (CÃ©sar Charlone), Best Directing (Meirelles), Best Editing (Daniel Rezende) and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay, BrÃ¡ulio Mantovani).
If Cidade de Deus doesn’t live up to our expectation, we are going to ask praneix, karthik15981 and Sanewar to reimburse us our Blockbuster fee of $2.49.