Slums paper

954 WordsNov 22, 20144 Pages
Slums of Two Different sides of the World There are many similarities between Meirelles’s City of God, released in 2003 in Brazil and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, released in 2008 in the United Kingdom, at the most the two films being comparable of main characters. These similarities are two different by two different sides of the world and how the main characters get out of the slums. These both films have a positive outcomes but have had rough upcoming to get out of the ghetto. The first similar pair of characters are the main characters, Rocket from City of God and Slumdog Millionaire, Jamal Malik. Both are somewhat of an outsider they didn’t choose the wrong path, they were just surrounded by people that did bad. For Rocket…show more content…
There is very little to speak about the female leads, Angelica City of God and Latika from Slumdog Millionaire, both characters where lovers of the main characters. Angelica liked Rocket but fell in love with Benny due to his kindness and his change of clothing which made his look like a playboy. As for Latika, her and Jamal where best friends since they were children. Both female characters loved these troubled men. Despite the similarities between the two films, they have there differences which separates them. City of God unfolds Rockets story of how he became a photographer. A war breaking out between two gangs (Lil Ze and Carrots runts) for about a year forgetting how they were fighting. The Rio press accidently published photos that Rocket took a photo shoot on Lil Ze’s gang, making Rocket paranoid, Lil Ze was glad that Rocket published it, some sort of fame. As the violence escalated, Rocket had a photo coverage in the press of the bloody murderous scene, following by Lil Ze’s death by the Runts, that divides its population of the upcoming youth. After separating from Salim for years, Jamal connected with his brother through a phone call center where he was just a tea vendor, and was spot on demanded to answer calls. But searched for his brother instead, finding out that Salim worked for the Mumbai criminal underworld, this is where Salim found Latika. Where Salim sacrificed
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