City of Men

Synopsis: In the slum in Morro da Sinuca, a couple of days before turning eighteen year-old, Laranjinha tells his best friend and also orphan Acerola that he misses his unknown father. Acerola decides to help his needy friend to find his father and they discover that he is in prison convicted for killing a man during a robbery and near to be released on parole. Meanwhile, Acerola's wife and babysitter Cris is invited to work in São Paulo and she sees the chance to raise money to buy a house of her own; she tells Acerola that he must take care of their son Clayton alone for one year. When the owner of the hill and Laranjinha's cousin Madrugadão is betrayed by his right-hand Nefasto, he is expelled from the slum and Laranjinha and Acerola have also to leave the hill. While Madrugadão plots a plan to invade and recover the hill with the support of the gang of the drug lord from Morro do Careca, Acerola and Laranjinha unravel the past of their fathers.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Paulo Morelli
Production: Miramax Films
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min

Jesus, man...

And Cristiane got pregnant

the first time.

Just my luck.

Hey, Caju!

Watch the kid!

I'll be 18 and I don't even know

who my father is.

Even worse, it'll be marked on

my ID forever "father unknown".

Forget that business

about your father.

Look at me.

I forgot mine ages ago.

I can't, Ace. I just can't.

Let's go chill in the water.

Come on...

Hey, qot any Prolbldo CDs?

- Yeah, good stuff.

- What about Pagode music?

- Sure, I got... I got everything.

- Shit!

- That guy!

- What?

I think he's my father.

But I'm not sure.

Yeah, the spitting image!

- He's not sure either.

- Go on...

Only my mother knows

for sure, I think.

- For sure? Go talk to him!

- No way! You kidding?

- You sure look alike!

- Stop it!

Hey, mister!

Hey, kid! Come here!

- How are you, Wallace?

- Hi!

- How's your mom?

- Okay, I guess.

- How's school?

- Great, they're on strike.

On strike, that's great?

- Something I can do, Wallace?

- No.

- Ace?

- What?

- I have an idea.

- What?

An idea, man!

C'mon, let's go!

- Just say it's for the papers.

- What papers?

The ID papers.

- What's this about?

- You'll see.

You know his name, grandma!

Tell me!

He never even showed up

when you were born.

He went to play soccer,

your mother was in pain.

I asked Pedreira to go get him,

but he hasn't shown up since.

So what, grandma?

Just tell me, please.

Dona Elvira,

he just needs the name for his ID.

- Wasn't he a waiter?

- Shut up, woman!

My dad was a waiter?

Your father was a bum.

He didn't work, he slept all day.

What use is a father who doesn't

care if his son is dead or alive?

Oh, shit! Clayton!

Let's go see who's there.

Uncle Fasto...

Hey, Fasto! It's time to go.

Game's over.

- Quit playing, Fasto. Here...

- What's up with that, Midnight?

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