From the maker of Oscar winning City of God, comes another tale about growing-up and finding in your voice, in a Vicious and Ruthless world, in which sometimes standing up for yourself could be the toughest challenge…
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Was quite disappointed that this film veered away from the authenticity and badinage of CITY OF GOD and CITY OF MEN (TV series) towards a Lifetime movie "feel good" structure. Morelli becomes superficial instead of digging deeper into the reality of favela existence in modern Brazil.
City of God is one of my all time favorite pieces of cinema, so checking out the companion film was something I was interested in. Its by a different director, but kid of about the same sort of subject matter. Some of the same techniques, but not as gritty and powerful as City of God. Its more of a made fore TV type of favela film.