Pixote 1981

Pixote 1981

Pixote 1981
Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (original title)
2h 8min | Crime, Drama | 18 September 1981 (Brazil)


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.

User review:

Pixote is probably the most powerful film I have ever seen. An aspect so rarely attained in most films is the gritty reality that Babenco exposes with paramount ability and care. It truly will stay with you forever–you will be touched in such a deep way no matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, no matter what movie genre you favor.

Considering that Da Silva’s own life was one of the streets, leading to an early death at nineteen, when he was killed by corrupt cops in a drug raid, the film becomes all the more disturbing when we realize that Da Silva truly is Pixote in a circle of life imitating art imitating life.

With no reliable source of aide, these street kids are forced to exist at a most extreme disadvantage. The brutal truth in this film may be difficult to digest, but we can’t turn a blind eye. Ultimately, words aren’t strong enough to do this film justice, you’ll have to experience it yourself.

Director: Hector Babenco
Writers: Hector Babenco (story), Jorge Durán (story)
Stars: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Julião, Gilberto Moura
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Release Date: 18 September 1981 (Brazil)
Also Known As: Pixote
Filming Locations: Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Pixote (1981)

128 min|Crime, Drama|18 Sep 1981
7.9Rating: 7.9 / 10 from 5,800 users
The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.

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Pixote 1981

Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 4.92 GiB
Duration : 2 h 1 min
Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 5 819 kb/s

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3 Responses to Pixote 1981

  1. jiva das says:

    thanks again as always for these great links

    Pixote is a classic in many ways
    as a sociological document
    as a challenge to censorship
    as a record of living Boys making a film about their very present reality

    should be tagged #Classic
    (like You Are Not Alone, Fateless, and ?)

    I saw this film in its Toronto première
    and have seen it since online

    there are at least two versions, prob three

  2. Forevergame says:

    Can you add this one to your updated links please?

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