This is not your regular Mills and Boon story. So be cautioned if you are planning to watch this movie. The way people are gunned down in the movie, you might wonder if even chickens are slaughtered in that way or not. And probably that is the reason , the movie starts with a chicken slaughter.But this is the truest depiction of Brazil in that period. The lawlessness prevailing due to a callous Government regime, the fearlessness of the people due to a corrupt police system, growing addiction of the young generation, lack of education everything has been portrayed in an impartial manner. The hard hitting dialogues, the impassioned ambitions, the rise and fall of the gangsters everything is so credible.You are not going to be bored for a single moment in the movie even though the run-time is over two hours.Those who have beautiful fantasies of the streets of Rio, the voluptuous samba dancers, soccer skills of the youngsters may be shocked to see the harsh realities of life. The film is based on a true story and every detail of the story has been depicted in a documentary style, making it even more enjoyable for those who want to experience the life and cultures of the land of Samba. Overall a must watch for those craving for high quality cinematic experience.No wonder this is regarded as one of the finest movies of all time.