City of God

Movie • 2002 • Crime  

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Cidade de Deus is a shantytown that started during the 1960s and became one of Rio de Janeiro’s most dangerous places in the beginning of the 1980s. To tell the story of this place, the movie describes the life of various characters, all seen by the point of view of the narrator, Buscapé. 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...
This movie contains 30 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
231 supporters
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teddycosmos
No dog deaths, but keep in mind this film takes place in a very real environment of abject poverty and there are a couple emaciated dogs wandering around.
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Is there pedophilia?
75 supporters
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croomfolk
Mentioned only/not graphic, woman shown in a room with one of the minors she used, not during sexual activities.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is rape mentioned?
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croomfolk
There are spoken mentions not shown on screen, and a character is raped with not too much graphically shown but in a very hard to watch scene.
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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McKenzieWilkes
Very much so, in the “Sixties” section a woman cheats on her husband with a younger man and the husband then beats her with a shovel to near death. We don’t see it physically hitting her but there is a POV camera for a moment from her vision and we hear the impact. He later tries to bury her and we see her body being carried out when he’s caught.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
77 supporters
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McKenzieWilkes
Aside from a lot of physical violence towards kids, there is also a moment in “the history of the apartment” that shows a woman having sex with a young boy that I personally took to be a teen and would consider that child sexual abuse. There are also children shot in the film in some particularly distressing scenes.
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Addiction
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McKenzieWilkes
Drug use and drug dealing is a main plot throughout the entire film.
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Is there addiction?
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McKenzieWilkes
Since a lot of the film revolves around drug trade in this particular city there are addicts shown, specifically cocaine addicts.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
110 supporters
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annaccorrea
a lot of dead chickens
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Are animals abused?
129 supporters
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Blitkun
Several animals are seen pulling carts or in stray/malnourished conditions. Chicken are killed onscreen, a dog is kicked offscreen.
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teddycosmos
The film opens with a graphic prepping of a chicken to eat, with cut-tos of a scared chicken looking on nearby. The scared chicken escapes and runs away, a pursuit (with the child hoods shooting at it) and after a very near miss with a car (does not get hit) we don’t see it again. The scared chicken’s story line on screen ends there (worth it to mention it’s a clear metaphor for escaping the slums).
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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McKenzieWilkes
About an hour and 20 minutes in, a character's girlfriend is raped by the main antagonist of the film. The leadup to it is pretty obvious, so you'll know when to skip. It's not visually graphic at all, mostly just some flashes of skin and but it's audibly upsetting with sounds of distress. If you skip about 3 minutes, you'll be able to sidestep the scene itself though it is discusses afterwards.
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chaosxr
there is a scene where this explicitly happens, it doesn't show much of the act on screen but focuses mostly on the sounds/words of the people involved including the victim. it's hard to watch.
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Bodily Harm
Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone burned alive?
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McKenzieWilkes
There is mention that a woman is buried alive by her husband as we see her dead body carried out by the police.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Dobby
A child is shot on the foot and cries in pain afterwards
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
33 supporters
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McKenzieWilkes
Most of the violence happens amongst kids, teens, and young adults - so the people we see getting shot and hurt are usually minors and young people. In a particularly rough scene a kid is forced to shoot and kill another kid, about an hour in. Later there is another similarly upsetting death though, when a young man is trying to defend his brother he stabs an adult and is gunned down. Shortly after that, there is a shootout at night that is prompted by some molotov cocktails and a young boy is gunned down, a lingering on the aftermath of that with his body very visible. Those three are the most prominent I would say.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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chaosxr
many people die and one kid mentions wanting to avenge his father.
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Does someone cheat?
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McKenzieWilkes
A woman cheats on her abusive husband early in the film.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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McKenzieWilkes
Not that exact phrasing, but at one point a character asks, "why didn't that f*cker kill me?" - which is similar.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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chaosxr
there is spoken sexual content
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McKenzieWilkes
The way the movie is edited is very fast paced so a lot of the action is flashing images. Specifically for flashing lights, about an hour and 17 minutes in there is a scene in a dance hall where strobe lights flicker that goes on for a few minutes.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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chaosxr
most of the characters are black and many characters die, so yes.
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McKenzieWilkes
Near the beginning of the film when Rocket is between the young men and the cops, he’s called the f slur. Again at about 1 hour, 22 minutes in after a character's girlfriend is assaulted, he is called the f slur.
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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chaosxr
main characters are black and sometimes use the word
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Social
Is someone homeless?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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McKenzieWilkes
Throughout the entire film there is fun violence. I think it’s important to note that a lot of the violent are children and young people using firearms and killing others, which I can see being particularly upsetting if this is triggering material. In one scene about an hour in a child is shot in the foot and then another child is immediately shot and killed - it's very upsetting scene. If you're sensitive to gun violence I would avoid this movie.
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