Release Info - City of God (2002)
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City of God (2002)

Genres: Crime, Drama

Taglines: If you run, the beast will get you. If you stay, the beast will eat you

Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Writers: Paulo Lins, Bráulio Mantovani

Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, ...

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Zé has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bené is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God.

Release Dates:

Russia
France 18 May 2002 (Cannes Film Festival)
Brazil 30 Aug 2002
USA 31 Aug 2002 (Telluride Film Festival)
Canada 06 Sep 2002 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Spain 26 Sep 2002 (San Sebastián Film Festival)
Canada 05 Oct 2002 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
USA 06 Oct 2002 (Chicago International Film Festival)
Japan 30 Oct 2002 (Tokyo International Film Festival)
UK 08 Nov 2002 (London Film Festival)
USA 14 Nov 2002 (AFI Film Festival)
UK 03 Jan 2003
Ireland 03 Jan 2003
USA 10 Jan 2003 (Palm Springs International Film Festival)
USA 17 Jan 2003 (limited)
Netherlands 27 Jan 2003 (International Film Festival Rotterdam)
Spain 31 Jan 2003
Greece 31 Jan 2003
Netherlands 06 Feb 2003
Australia 01 Mar 2003 (Adelaide International Film Festival)
Argentina 06 Mar 2003 (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Switzerland 12 Mar 2003 (French speaking region)
France 12 Mar 2003
Australia 13 Mar 2003
Hungary 13 Mar 2003
Mexico 14 Mar 2003 (Muestra Internacional de Cine)
Argentina 20 Mar 2003
Slovenia 20 Mar 2003
Portugal 21 Mar 2003
Israel 27 Mar 2003
Taiwan 04 Apr 2003
Hong Kong 10 Apr 2003 (Hong Kong International Film Festival)
Uruguay 12 Apr 2003
Turkey 13 Apr 2003 (Istanbul Film Festival)
Mexico 01 May 2003
Belgium 07 May 2003
Switzerland 08 May 2003 (German speaking region)
Germany 08 May 2003
Hong Kong 08 May 2003
Austria 09 May 2003
Italy 09 May 2003
Singapore 26 Jun 2003
Japan 28 Jun 2003 (Tokyo)
Poland 29 Jun 2003 (Latin America Film Festival)
Norway 04 Jul 2003 (Filmquart Film Festival)
Czech Republic 07 Jul 2003 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
Czech Republic 10 Jul 2003
Denmark 11 Jul 2003
Turkey 18 Jul 2003
New Zealand 19 Jul 2003 (Auckland International Film Festival)
New Zealand 14 Aug 2003
Peru 14 Aug 2003
Finland 12 Sep 2003
Slovakia 02 Oct 2003
Philippines 08 Oct 2003 (limited)
Sweden 17 Oct 2003
Netherlands 28 Oct 2003 (DVD premiere)
Iceland 28 Nov 2003
Poland 09 Jan 2004
Croatia 05 Feb 2004
Russia 05 Feb 2004 (limited)
Brazil 06 Feb 2004 (re-release)
USA 08 Feb 2004 (Pan African Film Festival)
USA 19 Mar 2004 (East Lansing Film Festival)
Philippines 16 Oct 2005 (Cinemanila Film Festival)
South Korea 03 Nov 2005
Greece 17 Nov 2006 (Thessaloniki International Film Festival)
USA 13 Feb 2004
Morocco (Marrakech International Film Festival)
Cuba (Havana Film Festival)
Colombia (Cartagena Film Festival)
Mexico (Guadalajara International Film Festival)
Uruguay (Uruguay International Film Festival)
Peru (Lima Latin American Film Festival)
Philippines (Cinemanila International Film Festival)
Poland (Camerimage)

Also Known As:

(original title) Cidade de Deus
Argentina Ciudad de Dios
Azerbaijan Tanrinin Sheheri
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Градът на Бога
Czech Republic Mesto bohu
Germany City of God
Denmark City of God
Estonia Jumala linn
Spain Ciudad de Dios
Finland (DVD title) City of God
Finland Jumalan kaupunki
France La cité de Dieu
UK City of God
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) I poli tou Theou
Greece Η πόλη του Θεού
Croatia Božji grad
Hungary Isten városa
Italy City of God
Japan (English title) City of God
Lithuania Dievo miestas
Mexico Ciudad de Dios
Norway City of God
Peru Ciudad de Dios
Poland Miasto Boga
Portugal Cidade de Deus
Romania Orasul Zeilor
Serbia Grad bogova
Russia Город Бога
Sweden Guds stad
Slovakia Mesto bohov
Turkey (Turkish title) Tanri Kent
USA City of God
Europe (English title) City of God
World-wide City of God
World-wide (English title) City of God
World-wide (Spanish title) Ciudad de Dios
World-wide (English title) God's Town
Iran (Persian title) Bachehaye Khoda
Ukraine Мiсто Бога
Canada (English title) City of God