About

Buscapé was raised in a very violent environment. Despite the feeling that all odds were against him, he finds out that life can be seen with other eyes...

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Directed by

Fernando Meirelles

Written by

Paulo Lins (Screenplay)
Bráulio Mantovani (Screenplay)

Runtime

130 minutes

Country

Brazil

Language

Portuguese

Tagline

If you run, you're dead... if you stay, you're dead again.

Cast

Keywords

woman director coming of age photographer ghetto street gang rio de janeiro gang war

Photos

Lists

#20 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#330 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#12 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#177 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Director Fernando Meirelles

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Daniel Rezende

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Bráulio Mantovani

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography César Charlone