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Pixote
(1981)

AKA: Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco

Country: Brazil

Genre: Drama

IMDb

Synopsis

Pixote is a streetwise 10yo who is one of the three million homeless children living on the streets of São Paolo, Brazil. Forced to endure brutal conditions at a prisonlike reform school, he befriends Lilica, an older transvestite; her boyfriend, Dito, and young charmer Chico. They escape the reform school and are forced to endure hunger and danger as they begin dealing drugs and eventually end up working with Sueli, a burnt-out prostitute who seduces her clients while the boys rob them at gunpoint.

Notes

  • The character of Pixote, played by real-life homeless boy Da Silva.
  • Da Silva died only a few years after starring in the film--shot by police who mistook him for a criminal.
  • In 1996, WHO KILLED PIXOTE?, a film about the life and death of Fernando Ramos Da Silva, was released.
  • Based on the novel INFANCIA DOS MORTOS by José Louzeiro.

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Cast

  • Fernando Ramos Da Silva
    (Pixote)
  • Jorge Juliao
  • Gilberto Moura
  • Edilson Lino
    (Chico)
  • Zenildo Oliveira Santos
    (Fumaça)
  • Claudio Bernardo
  • Israel Feres David
  • Jose Nilson Martin Dos Santos
    (Diego)

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Hector Babenco has made two other vivid, harsh films about poverty and prison in Brazil: The Kiss of the Spider Woman and Carandiru.

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Fernando Ramos da Silva who plays Pixote, met his early death by a police bullet. This film therefore must be regarded a self-fulfilling prophecy. Alse try to see 'Quem matou Pixote?' (Who killed Pixote?). These two films cast a harsh light on the Brazilian community.

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