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Feature Film

Art House - Crime - Drama

Brazil 1980 | 128 Min

Subtitles in

The law of the weakest

Genre

Art House Crime Drama

Subjects

Brazil Favela Slums Thievery Sao Paulo Prosititution Corruption Street children Transvestite

Language

Portuguese

Story

A realistic, documentary styled story about Brazilian delinquent youth and how they are used by corrupt police and other crime organizations to commit crimes. The story staged in the big metropolitan area Sao Paulo and revolves around Pixote, a young boy who is used as a child criminal in muggings and drug transport. Pixote is played by Fernando Ramos da Silva, who was in reality killed at the age of 19 by Brazilian police in São Paulo

Director

Héctor Babenco

Writer

Héctor Babenco, Jorge Durán, José Louzeiro

Cast

Fernando Ramos da Silva
Jorge Julião
Gilberto Moura
Edilson Lino
Marília Pêra

Producers

Héctor Babenco, Paulo Francini, Jose Pinto

Cinematographer

Rodolfo Sánchez

Production Designer

Clovis Bueno

Editors

Luiz Elias

Composer

John Neschling

Musicians

Jimmie Raye