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

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Jorge Julião Jorge Julião
Lilica
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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Hector Babenco Hector Babenco
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Jorge Durán Jorge Durán
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11 years, 4 months ago at Jul 8 7:03
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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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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 other boys escape where they make their living by the life of crime which only escalates to more violence and death.
Release date: 18 September 1981
UPC: 717119404048
Tags: 1980s (5), Crime (4), Brazil (4), Drama (3), Brazilian (3), 1980's (2), Coming Of Age (2), Poverty (1), Portugese (1), Action (1), Society (1), Argentina (1), Police Corruption (1), Runaways (1), São Paulo (1), Cult (1), 1981 (1), Prostitution (1)
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