City of God
City Of God is a very interesting title for a movie that gives us a glimpse into a world of hell on earth. What I found most disturbing about this movie is that it is based on a true story. While I loved this movie for showing me a world I never knew existed, I simultaneously found myself in a state of agitation throughout the film. Watching this film was like watching a train wreck. I wanted to cover my eyes, but I could not turn them away. The setting for this film is a Brazilian ghetto filled with poverty, anarchy, crime, violence, and drug dealing. The youth running wild in the streets brought to mind the William Golding masterpiece "Lord of the Flies". Watch this movie for a jarring dose of reality, but be prepared for a raw shot of cinematography served straight up. The official FFG rating of this movie is a 10.