Re: RARA-AVIS: Great crime film

From: Steve Novak (
Date: 18 Feb 2008

City of God in amajor and superb film and soon (hopefully) something else will come from Brazil: see this from NYT today

ARTS, BRIEFLY Brazilian Film Wins Top Honors in Berlin Compiled by LAWRENCE VAN GELDER Published: February 18, 2008 Films about police violence and prisoner abuse in Iraq captured the top prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. The Golden Bear for best film went to ³Tropa de Elite² (³Elite Squad²), a Brazilian drama by Jos預adilha, right, about the black-uniformed paramilitary police who strike fear into residents of Rio de Janeiro shantytowns, The Associated Press reported.

By the way, City of God is a must detailed (shot by shot/sequence by sequence...) study for anybody wanting to be a film pass it on to your kids...


On 2/18/08 6:28 PM, "William Ahearn" <> wrote: Hey,
> Hate to interrupt all the forum chat with a post about
> a great crime flick, but what the hell.
> Just saw City of God. It was one of those films that
> generated a lot of chatter when it came out and I
> always put off seeing hyped films until all the
> brouhaha died down. Then I guess I forgot about it
> while I was catching up on other things.
> See this flick. It is an incredible film no matter
> what genre and it may be one of the best crime films
> I've ever seen. A really astounding piece of work.
> William

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