Now Viewing: City of God

City of God DVD coverWatched City of God recently.  It was pretty good, but a little disturbing in parts.  It’s one of those stories where you pick it up in media res, then you go back and get the full story before you see how it all turns out in the end.  That narrative style can be confusing, but this film has a narrator so it’s clear what’s going on.  The most startling thing about this film was the final frames where we learn that it is based on a true story.  Yes, you get the idea that the City of God is a real place as you’re watching, but I missed the true story part since this was The Husband’s addition to the Netflix queue.

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