Friday, June 10, 2016


Abandoned and forgotten children embark down a bleak and irrevocable life of crime, which includes everything from drugs and prostitution to murder, on the streets of Sao Paolo. With Pixote, Hector Babenco takes a neorealist, documentary impersonate approach while immersing his film in the hopeless, variant sociocircles of his young, Brazilian inner city cast, many of whom were plucked right from those very streets, in a work that has the feel of subsequent, acclaimed slum movies (Kids, City of God) which were likely inspirations.
*** 1/2 out of ****