City of Men

City of Men/Cidade dos Homens (Brazil, 2007, 106 mins.)  Just before Laranjinha turns 18, he searches for his biological father with his friend Acerola. They discover he is in prison for killing a man during a robbery and soon to be released on parole. Acerola’s wife leaves to save money to buy a house, while leaving Acerola alone to watch their son for one year at their home on the hill. Betrayed by Laranjinha’s cousin and righ-hand man Nefasto, the two boys must leave their home. The boys decide to invade the hill and recover their home with the help of a gang’s drug lord. Throughout their quest both boys discover the truth about their fathers.