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Rated NR · 122 minutes · 1981

Drama

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 plight of Rio de Janeiro's street kids, Pixote combines stark realism with symbolic imagery. The film is based on José Louzeiro's novel Infancia dos Martos.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Director: Hector Babenco
Writer: Hector Babenco, Jorge Duran and Jose Louzeiro
Producer: Hector Babenco, Paulo Francini and Jose Pinto
Cast: Fernando Ramos Da Silva, Jorge Juliao, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino, Zenildo Oliveira Santos, Claudio Bernardo, Israel Feres David, Jose Nilson Martin Dos Santos, Marília Pera and Jardel Filho

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