W: Braulio Mantovani [based on the novel
by Paolo Lins]
DP: Cesar Charlone
Ed: Daniel Rezende
Mus: Antonio Pinto & Ed Côrtes
Matheus Nachtergaele (Sandro Cenoura), Seu Jorge (Mane
Galinha), Alexandre Rodrigues (Buscape), Leandro Firmino da Hora (Ze Pequeno), Phellipe Haagensen (Bene), Jonathan Haagensen (Cabeleira), Douglas Silva (Dadinho), Roberta Rodrigues
Based on a brutal, compelling story of rival gangs in
Brazilian shanty towns, with members fighting over control of the drug trade from a young age, continuing into adulthood.
Many said this was Brazil's answer to Pulp Fiction, but
aside from a non-linear narrative, a rich assembly of characters and the portrayal of personal struggles against the backdrop of crime & violence there are very little comparisons, aside
from the fact that they are both excellent films.