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At least for me, City of God makes the case for the need and the benefits of proper care and supervision of children by parents, teachers and the greater society. But at first this isn't a film about abandoned responsibility - in the City of God loving parents or any kind of parents for that matter don't seem to exist, that's a given. And the only other authority over the children is the trigger-happy police who drive VW Beetles and shoot first, ask questions later. This is a society in chaos. The viewer is shown the traumatic results of a situation where children run free and when left to their own devices become involved in thievery, violence and drug use. In the City of God, dealing drugs is a great career move and we see how the young hoodlum with drive and determination can work his way up the ladder of success to finally run his own drug territory and be the manager of his own business. Capitalism gone very wrong indeed. What was most striking was that as I watched these little monsters running amuck I though I was witnessing pure evil. But by the end after seeing the role of the police in this mess I realized all I had been watching were juvenile delinquents rebelling against a society that had so easily and with no second thought abandoned them. A pattern that can and will be repeated.
|7/10||robbinemail@ - 148 reviews|
28.2.2003 - age: 36-49
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