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Pixote back to product details

Gritty Portrayal stars real "Delinquent"
written by dcapistrano May 10, 2004 - 3:53 AM PDT
6 out of 6 members found this review helpful
this film is an unflinching look into the life of Pixote, a young delinquent from the "favelas" of Brazil. the authenticity of the acting in this film is hightened by the fact that Hector Babenco uses real street kids to play the roles of street kids. What results is startling scenes of corruption, police abuse, violence, betrayal, greed, and ultimately, loss. Not the loss of innocence for Pixote, an illusion we are never patronized with, no, but the loss of hope. As addiction ultimately is the winning entity in Requiem for a Dream, a sense of despair is ultimately all that is left in the wake of this movie.
for viewers that enjoy films being spoon fed to them, wrapped up in a package of silver linings and hope at the end of the dark tunnel, this movie is not for you.


(Average 7.85)
33 Votes
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