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Brazil 1981, 125 minutes
Dir. Hector Babenco
In Portuguese with English subtitles
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Rites-of-passage.

 

Aroview: Inspired by the plight of his country's homeless children, dir. Babenco created this semi-improvised odyssey of three boys in the slums of Brazil - escaping the horrors of reformatory school they plunge into an equally squalid life of crime.

Features remarkable performances from its young cast, plus a memorable turn from Marilia Pera as a whore-without-a-heart-of-gold. Tragically, lead actor 12-year old Fernando Ramos da Silva, was shot by police 5 years later.

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