Ten-year-old Pixote (Portuguese slang for "Peewee") is one of three million homeless children in Brazil. Hauled off to a crowded detention center, wide-eyed Pixote witnesses rapes, beatings and other acts of random violence by both the guards and the inmates. With the transvestite Lilica and his lover Dito, Pixote escapes from the reform school where he and his friends hit the streets alone, embarking on a life of violence and crime. Unforgettably acted by a group of amateurs, Pixote stands shoulder to shoulder with classics such as Bu?el's Los Olvidados, Truffaut's 400 Blows and De Sica's Shoeshine.
Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Juliao, Gilberto Moura, Edilson Lino, Zenildo Oliveira Santos, Claudio Bernardo, Israel Feres David, Jose Nilson Martin Dos Santos