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Pixote (1981)

Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (original title)
The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Ramos da Silva ... Pixote
Jorge Julião ... Lilica
Gilberto Moura ... Dito
Edilson Lino ... Chico
Zenildo Oliveira Santos ... Fumaça
Claudio Bernardo ... Garatao
Israel Feres David ... Roberto Pie de Plata
Jose Nilson Martin Dos Santos ... Diego
... Sueli
... Sapatos Brancos
... Juiz
Elke Maravilha ... Debora
Tony Tornado ... Cristal
... Widower
João José Pompeo ... Almir (as Joáo José Pompeu)
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Pixote, a 10-year-old runaway boy, is arrested on the streets of Sao Paulo during a police round-up homeless people. Pixote endures torture, degradation and corruption at a local youth detention center where two of the runaways are murdered by policemen who frame Lilica, a 17-year-old transvesite hustler. Pixote helps Lilica and three other boys escape where they make their living by the life of crime which only escalates to more violence and death. Written by Anonymous

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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list. See more »

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Referenced in Quem Matou Pixote? (1996) See more »

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16 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco" deals with what is perhaps the greatest of all Brazilian themes: poverty. And along with poverty the other unnatural feelings and actions it brings; prostitution, violence, crime, rape and murder.

Brazil is the country of paradoxes, and its social problems are present everywhere. The difference between the rich and the poor; the beautiful and the ugly; happiness and the most profound human decay.

"Pixote" is one of the films that dare to touch and open these so painful wounds, and does it without the slightest glimmer of hope, in an honest portrayal of a country that, like Pixote himself, is already lost.


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