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Film details

Alternative titles

  • STADT GOTTES Alternative
  • CIDADE DE DEUS Alternative
  • The CITY OF GOD Alternative
  • CIUDAD DE DIOS Alternative

Cast & Credits


Cidade de Deus, a housing project built in the 1960s, has, by the early 1980s become one of the most dangerous places in Rio de Janeiro. Growing up in this place, with everything against him, young Fusee finds redemption through photography.

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