Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (Pixote) (Pixote, the Law of the Weakest) (1981)

Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (Pixote) (Pixote, the Law of the Weakest)

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The Brazilian Pixote so closely resembles the films of Luis Buñuel that one is almost shocked to see writer/director Hector Babenco's name on the credits. This is hardly the only shock in this near-hallucinatory cinematic experience. The title character, played by Fernando Ramos da Silva, has been abandoned by his parents and is scrounging for a living on the streets. Pixote survives by becoming a drug-dealer, pimp and murderer...and he's only ten years old. One of the first films to address the … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
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On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
Runtime:
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as Sapatos Brancos

as Cristal

as Jornalista

as Raulzinho

as 1 assalto
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Critic Reviews for Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (Pixote) (Pixote, the Law of the Weakest)

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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"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."

Full Review… | July 1, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (Pixote) (Pixote, the Law of the Weakest)

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.

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Pierluigi Puccini

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½

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 Martins
Lucas Martins

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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

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Adam Mahler

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