10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About City Of God

10 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About City Of God
Fernando Meirelles' 2002 film City of God is one of the most highly-acclaimed international films of the past 20 years. With an 8.6/10 rating on IMDb, the film is currently ranked #22 on IMDb's Top 250. The film also boasts a 91% Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating and a 79/100 Metascore.

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Set in the slums of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the gritty crime film is loosely based on the real-life events that took place in South America during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. With undying violence all around them, City of God follows Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues), and Lil Ze (Leandro Firmino), two boys desperate to evade a life of danger.
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