Re: RE : RARA-AVIS: Great crime film

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 19 Feb 2008

--- Fabienne soldini <> wrote:

> Do you writng about the bresilian movie? It's a very
> interresting and very strong movie about the gang of
> boys in favelas. An realistic and hard film. Not
> only a crime movie but also a social movie
> describing hard conditions of life for very poor
> people, the struggle for the power...

Yes. That film. I have to say that it's one of the best films I've ever seen. DePalma's Scarface is a cartoon next to City of God. It is all of the things you say about it, yet, it lacks the manipulation and contrivances that usually appear in films of that type. It's not a film about society -- and more importantly -- it's not a film about film. It's a film about what it's about and that is really rare.


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