Pixote (1981)

Director
Hector Babenco

Main cast
Fernando Ramos da Silva; Jorge Julião; Gilberto Moura; Zenildo Oliveira Santos; Marília Pêra

Genres
Drama, Crime

Description
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.


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