an unforgettable tale of friendship and survival in a city where the greatest challenge is growing up
Producer Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener) returns to the Brazilian favelas of his Oscar®-nominated film, City of God. Released by Miramax in North America and the UK.
Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola and Laranjinha have become as close as brothers. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But when they suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.