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Who Killed Pixote? (1996)

Quem Matou Pixote? (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cassiano Carneiro Cassiano Carneiro ... Fernando
Luciana Rigueira Luciana Rigueira ... Cida
Joana Fomm ... Iracema
Tuca Andrada ... Cafu
Roberto Bomtempo Roberto Bomtempo ... Lobato
Carol Machado Carol Machado ... Ana Lúcia
Maria Luísa Mendonça ... Malu
Candido Damm Candido Damm ... Carbonara
Anselmo Vasconcelos Anselmo Vasconcelos ... Diretor
Orlando Vieira Orlando Vieira ... Louzeiro
Antônio Petrin Antônio Petrin ... Comissário
Antonio Abujamra Antonio Abujamra ... Advogado
Paulo Betti Paulo Betti ... Diretor de TV
Maria Lúcia Dahl Maria Lúcia Dahl ... Atriz
Sávio Pinheiro Sávio Pinheiro ... Kiko
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The true story of the boy who became famous when he was cast for the main part on the Brazilian film Pixote (1981). After the film was over, he tried to work as an actor on other projects, with little success. As time went by, he got involved with crime. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Powerful tale of broken dreams
6 May 2010 | by FalconeerSee all my reviews

This is a 'must see' film for anyone who saw the original "Pixote" and felt at all touched by the stories of the children portrayed there. The talented and unforgettable young star, Fernando Ramos DeSilva hoped that his work in one of the most important Brazillian films ever made, would help change the direction of his difficult life. And it did, but not in the way that he expected, and this is his story. In this effective docudrama, we see the difficulties Fernando had in breaking from the character he portrayed, 5 years before. Showered with attention, money, and praise, receiving awards all over the world for his performance, Nando's dreams of glory and a better life isolate him from those around him, especially his own family, whom we get to know intimately here. This is a tragic tale of broken dreams and life disappointments. Actor Cassiano Carneiro gives a passionate and believable performance as Fernando DeSilva, and the sweet and delicately pretty Luciana Rigueira gives a heartbreaking performance as Cida, the one girl that loved, and never stopped believing in a boy that she met as an actor, but learned to know as a real person, with flaws and insecurities. Their love story is a centerpiece of the film, and their young and indestructible love is something to behold. Admittadly melodramatic at times, as is the norm for Brazillian cinema, this is a fascinating story from start to finish, and the performances are all impressive. DiSilva wanted, more than anything to continue with his acting, and make a difference. Though he never got the chance to act again, this film about his life is a beautiful tribute, and a sign that he will not soon be forgotten, by the millions of people who saw his film, and later, this film, and were affected deeply by his story. Unforgettable!


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