City of God (2002 film)

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City of God (2002 film) is a 2002 film about several young characters who grow up in and around the dangerous City of God slum in Rio de Janeiro.

Directed by Fernando Meirelles. Written by Paulo Lins (story) and Bráulio Mantovani.
Fight and you'll never survive..... Run and you'll never escape. taglines

Rocket (Buscapé)[edit]

  • You need more than guns to be a good gangster, you need ideas.
  • What should have been swift revenge turned into an all out war. The City of God was divided. You couldn't go from one section to the other, not even to visit a relative. The cops considered anyone living in the slum a hoodlum. People got used to living in Vietnam, and more and more volunteers signed up to die.

Li'l Zé (Zé Pequeno)[edit]

  • Where do you want to take the shot? In the hand or in the foot?
  • The fuck I'm Li'l Dice! My fucking name is Li'l Zé now!


Shaggy (Cabeleira): Hey, Berenice. Listen, I've got something real important to say. Tell me, you ever heard of love at first sight?
Berenice: Sure, but gangsters don't fall in love, they just get horny.
Shaggy: C'mon, you cut everything I say to pieces.
Berenice: Gangsters don't talk, they just smooth talk.
Shaggy: Jesus, I'm gonna stop wasting my saliva on you, you sure ain't easy.
Berenice: Gangsters never stop, they just take a break.
Shaggy: Jeez, Berenice, talking about love with you is pretty complicated, isn't it?
Berenice: Love, you gotta be kidding. You're just leading me on.
Shaggy: But it's just that this jerk here loves you.

[A newspaper has mistakenly printed a picture taken by Rocket of Li'l Zé and his gang on it's front page]
Rocket: Fuck... I'm dead!
[Cut to slum]
Li'l Zé: What's the name of that friend of yours who took these pictures?
Thiago: Rocket.
Li'l Zé : Rocket! This guy is good!

Knock out Ned : Have you lost your mind? You are just a child!
Steak with Fries (Filé-com-Fritas): Listen man, I smoke, I snort... I've been begging on the street since I was just a baby. I've cleaned windshields at stop lights. I've polished shoes, I've robbed, I've killed... I ain't no kid, no way. I'm a real man.

Boy 1: The big deal is dope, you got it?
Boy 2: If you wanna be a dealer, you gotta start as a delivery boy, see?
Boy 1: This delivery boy business is real bullshit. The time it takes being a delivery boy, then security and then manager, is way too long.
Boy 2: What you gonna do? You've gotta wait for them to die...
Boy 1: No way! I'll do it just like Li'l Zé did: you gotta whack everyone and that's it!

Li'l Zé: Can you read?
Gang Member: I can read only the pictures


  • 15 miles from man will do anything to tell the world everything.
  • Drugs, Guns, Music, Love. Real G's.
  • If you run it will get you. If you stay it will eat you.


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