City of God (2002) Top Quotes and Review : Rio De Janeiro Life

 City of God (2002) Top Quotes and Review

Plot: City of God is based on a true story that takes place in the 60s where in the slums of Rio DE Janeiro two boys growing up in the neighborhood take on different paths in life. The story is told through the eyes of Buscape, a poor young fisherman’s son who dreams of becoming a photographer one day. His story narrates the violence and corruption surrounding the city and the rise and fall of one of the city’s most notorious bosses, Li’l Ze. As war wages on the streets Buscape’s only way out of this violent life is to expose its brutality to the world through his pictures. Along the way the lives of others are put into perspective as their stories intersect with the events that take place.
City of God (2002) Trailer

City of God (2002) Top Quotes

Buscapé: It was like a message from God: “Honesty doesn’t pay, sucker.”

Zé Pequeno: Can you read?
Gang Member: I can read only the pictures.

Buscapé: You need more than guts to be a good gangster. You need ideas.

Sandro Cenoura: Have you lost your mind? You are just a kid!
Filé-com-Fritas – Steak and Fries: A kid? I smoke, I snort. I’ve killed and robbed. I’m a man.

Zé Pequeno: Where do you want to take the shot? In the hand or in the foot?

Barbantinho Adulto – Older Stringy: Why return to the City of God, where God forgets about you?

Cabeleira: Hey, Bernice. Listen, I’ve got something real important to say. Tell me, you ever heard of love at first sight?
Berenice: Sure, but hoods don’t fall in love, they just get horny.
Cabeleira: C’mon, you cut everything I say to pieces.
Berenice: Hoods don’t talk, they just vomit words.
Cabeleira: Jesus, I’m gonna stop wasting my saliva on you, you sure ain’t easy.
Berenice: Hoods never stop, they just take a break.
Cabeleira: Jeez, Bernice, talking about love with you is pretty complicated, isn’t it?
Berenice: Love, you gotta be kidding. You’re just leading me on.
Cabeleira: But it’s just that this jerk here loves you.

[after seen his pictures printed in the front page of the news by mistake]
Buscapé: Fuck… I’m dead!
[cut to slum]
Zé Pequeno: What’s the name of that friend of yours who took this pictures?
Thiago – Tiago: Buscapé.

[Enjoying the pictures]
Zé Pequeno: Buscapé! The guy is good!

Buscapé Criança – Young Rocket: Sun is for everyone, beach for a few.

Bené: I’m a playboy now.

Zé Pequeno: The fuck I’m Dadinho! Now, my fucking name is Zé Pequeno!

Buscapé: [after Dadinho kills many people in a motel] That night, Dadinho killed his dream of kill.

Boy 1: The big deal is dope, you got it?
Boy 2: If you wanna be a dealer, you gotta start as a delivery boy, see?
Boy 1: This delivery boy business is real bullshit. The time it takes being a delivery boy, then security and then manager, is way too long.
Boy 2: What you gonna do? You’ve gotta wait for them to die…
Boy 1: No way! I’ll do it just like Pequeno did: you gotta whack everyone and that’s it!

Buscapé: What should have been swift revenge turned into an all out war. The City of God was divided. You couldn’t go from one section the other, not even to visit a relative. The cops considered anyone living in the slum a hoodlum. People got used to living in Vietnam, and more and more volunteers signed up to die.

Zé Pequeno: [after snorting a line and seeing Knockout Ned’s photograph in one of the center pages of a newspaper] Motherfucker!I’m the boss around here but he gets his picture in the paper! Have you found my photo in there?

[first lines]
Zé Pequeno: Whoa, the chicken ran away. Get that chicken, dude!