Monday, July 20, 2015

Pixote: the Survival of the Weakest 1981

What is life through the eyes of one abandoned parent-less in the slum quarters dominated by violence  and crime? This Brazilian film is about the boy Pixote, his consignment to the concentration like reformation centre, escape therefrom, and subsequent descent into the world of drugs and pimping. In the final scene,he prances along a railway track, hopeful in the present as he faces futurelessness. In real life, we read, Pixote was killed at the age of 19. The film strikes an objective rather than a sorrowful one--life has its highs and lows, even in what we call the dregs.

3 comments:

kaist455 said...


A sad thing is, things have not changed much in the world depicted in this unforgettable film.

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S. M. Rana said...

Can human nature evolve?

S. M. Rana said...

Thanks for the tragic incident in your link.