The Hunger Games return with such a sequel twist that you can't believe writer Suzanne Collins didn't think of film when writing. Catching Fire builds up with all types of subversive messaging which is interesting but also brings into relief the limitations of the genre and film.
The film follows the favela, "Cidade de Deus" throughout three decades in the 20th century, mainly focusing on the 1980's. The film's main character and narrator, Buscape is a resident of the favela and wants to escape the violent way of life that surrounds him on a daily basis.
The film was not actually shot in Cidade de Deus slum as it was too dangerous. It was shot in a neighbouring, less dangerous area.