Pixote (Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco) (1981)
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Critic Reviews for Pixote (Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco)
Perhaps his young lead, Fernando Ramos da Silva, proved a less expressive non-pro than anticipated, or maybe Babenco lacked the experience or genius necessary to coax a psychologically complex performance out of him.
"Pixote" is an amazing cinematic social document made with fury and passion by an uncompromising director. There has never been another film that approaches its depiction of Brazil's condemned youth, not even "City of God."
'Pixote' grandfathered other reality-based slum violence efforts heavier in their visual mayhem but not any more so in emotional impact.
Though shapeless, Hector Babenco's docu-style social expose about homeless kids in Brazil contains some of the most harrowing scenes about street children in any film; a companion piece to Bunuel's Los Olvidados and De Sica's Bicycle Thief and Shoeshine
Audience Reviews for Pixote (Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco)
A hard-hitting portrait of the miserable childhood faced by many minors who don't see any way ahead of them but a life of crime in Brazil, and it is even more painful and tragic when we think that its main actor was murdered by the police in real life six years after it was made.
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.
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.
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