Pixote

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Movie Info

Homeless adolescent Pixote (Fernando Ramos Da Silva) finds himself thrown into a juvenile prison in a roundup of São Paulo's street children. The prison is a nightmarish world where sadistic guards torture and murder the young inmates. Fleeing with a transgendered fellow inmate named Lilica (Jorge Juliao) and her boyfriend, Dito (Gilberto Moura), Pixote journeys to the streets of Rio de Janeiro and becomes enmeshed in an underworld of drugs and violence.

Cast & Crew

Jorge Juliao
Lilica
Jose Nilson Martin Dos Santos
Diego
Jardel Filho
Sapatos Brancos
Jorge Durán
Writer
Jose Louzeiro
Writer
John Neschling
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Critic Reviews for Pixote (Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco)

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Audience Reviews for Pixote (Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco)

  • Nov 01, 2016
    A hard-hitting portrayal of the miserable childhood faced by countless minors in Brazil who don't see any way ahead of them except a life of crime, and it is even more painful and tragic when we consider that its main actor was murdered by the police in real life six years after it was made.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2011
    The cold reality of homeless children, that do everything to survive in a cruel brazilian society. A shocking film, a social critic cinematographic with great actors. Better that Fernando Meirelles's City of God. Fernando Ramos da Silva (1967-1987) and Jorge Juliano made a wonderful job, just like Babenco and the another actors.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2009
    A not so pleasant peek into the slums of latin america. Few films achieve such heartwrenching misery and crudeness. No MTV videoclip style of cinematography and editing, just rough reality and real poor kids making a few bucks while pouring their hearts and minds in front of a camera.
    Pierluigi P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2007
    unlike City of God, this is the movie about Brazilian street kids that has unflinching sensitivity toward its characters no matter how horrible their lives become. COG quickly turns the kids into material for an MTV-hyper Goodfellas
    Adam M Super Reviewer

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