MyLeakyBucket Posted January 26, 2003 Share Posted January 26, 2003 Wasn't sure if this film had been talked about but I'll give my 2 cents anyway. A quick overview. Its about gang warfare and organised crime in Brazil. It tells the story of many characters and is based loosley on a true story of one kids attempt to escape. I wasn't what I expected. Especially because the critical acclaim surrounding it made me think it would be a moral tale of how gun violence and drugs are rampant in the slums and how these people need help. It wasn't this at all and was actually a ganster film, much like Goodfellas. I thought it was a touching film, a funny film and a shocking film, often at the same time. The fact that the whole thing is acted by kids under 20 years of age makes the feat of the film even greater. Its success in the UK has been almost completely due to word of mouth. I saw it in my local indie cinema but I reckon it'll be due for a wide release once Warner village, etc catch the scent of money in the making.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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