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Pixote: The Law of the Weakest

Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco

Directed by Héctor Babenco
Brazil, 1980
Crime, Drama


Pixote follows a group of boys from the horrors of reform school to their escape onto the streets of São Paulo, and revolves around 11-year-old child criminal Pixote. Abandoned by those that were meant to protect them, they are forced to survive with the only economies open to them: sex and drugs.

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Pixote: The Law of the Weakest Directed by Héctor Babenco

Critics reviews

Fernando Ramos Da Silva, who plays Pixote, has one of the most eloquent faces ever seen on the screen. It’s not actually bruised, but it looks battered. The eyes don’t match, as if one eye were attending to immediate events and the other were considering escape routes. It’s a face full of life and expression and one that hardly ever smiles.
May 05, 1981
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