Pixote

With a blend of harsh realism and aching humanity, Héctor Babenco’s international breakout Pixote offers an electrifying look at youth fighting to survive on the bottom rung of Brazilian society, and a stinging indictment of the country’s military dictatorship and police. In a heartbreaking performance, Fernando Ramos da Silva plays a young boy who escapes a nightmarish reformatory only to resort to a life of violent crime, even as he forms a makeshift family with some fellow outcasts.

Film Info

  • Héctor Babenco
  • Brazil
  • 1980
  • 126 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Portuguese
  • Spine #1047

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Pixote
Cast
Fernando Ramos da Silva
Pixote
Jorge Julião
Lilica
Gilberto Moura
Dito
Edilson Lino
Chico
Zenildo Oliveira Santos
Fumaça
Claudio Bernardo
Garatão
Israel Feres David
Roberto Pie de Plata
José Nilson Martin Dos Santos
Diego
Marília Pêra
Sueli
Jardel Filho
Sapatos Brancos
Rubens de Falco
Juiz
Elke Maravilha
Débora
Tony Tornado
Cristal
Credits
Director
Héctor Babenco
Written by
Jorge Durán
Written by
Héctor Babenco
Based on the novel “Infância dos mortos” by
José Louzeiro
Producer
Sílvia B. Naves
Cinematography
Rodolfo Sánchez
Editing
Luiz Elias
Art director
Clóvis Bueno
Music
John Neschling
Sound
Hugo Gama
Costumes
Carminha Guarana
Makeup
Nena
Stills photographer
Aylton De Magalhães