The life of a boy in the streets of Sao Paulo, involved with crimes, prostitution and drugs.
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
Release Date: 18 September 1981 (Brazil)
Also Known As: Pixote
Filming Locations: Avenida Paulista, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 5.32 GiB
Duration : 2 h 8 min
Overall bit rate : 5 917 kb/s