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

Pixote, the Law of the Weakest
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Edilson Lino

Edilson Lino

Chico
Claudio Bernardo

Claudio Bernardo

Garatao
Israel Feres David

Israel Feres David

Roberto Pie de Plata
Jose Nilson Martin Dos Santos

Jose Nilson Martin Dos Santos

Diego


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Jorge Durán

Jorge Durán

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8 years ago at Jul 8 7:03
2 votes
I liked the movie. At the beginning it started as documentary as some guy was talking about the tough conditions in Brazil. What actually impressed me was that as the guy mentioned all the kid actors including the main character Pixote played by Fernando Ramos Da Silva were coming from the real world – from the poorest neighborhoods, with one mission in life – to survive.


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Description: 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 ... (more)
Release date: 18 September 1981
UPC: 717119404048
1980s (5), Crime (4), Brazil (4), Drama (3), Brazilian (3), 1980's (2), Coming Of Age (2), Poverty (1), Portugese (1), Society (1), Action (1), Argentina (1), Police Corruption (1), Runaways (1), São Paulo (1), Cult (1), 1981 (1), Prostitution (1)
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skykid posted a review 8 years ago

“I liked the movie. At the beginning it started as documentary as some guy was talking about the tough conditions in Brazil. What actually impressed me was that as the guy mentioned all the kid actors including the main character Pixote played by Fernando Ramos Da Silva were coming from the real world – from the poorest neighborhoods, with one mission in life – to survive.

Drugs, rape, prostitution, murder – Pixote has seen them all, and after reading the biography of the actor I am inclined to think that he has seen this things much before the idea of crating of that movie came up. You could actually sense that in his acting.

Not only the horrors of the street life are shown, the cruelty of the police and people who are in theory responsible for people for problem” read more