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Pixote (1981)  link to Pixote on IMDb  

Number: 146

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IMDb Rating:
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8.0/10 (4720 votes)

Country: Portuguese, 128 minutes

Spoken Languages: Portuguese

Genre(s): Drama, Crime

Director(s): Hector Babenco

Cast: Marília Pêra (as Sueli), Fernando Ramos da Silva (as Pixote), Jorge Julião (as Lilica), Gilberto Moura (as Dito), Edilson Lino (as Chico)

Medium: VHS tape,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: 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.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Apr 26, 2017