Who Killed Pixote?

110 min.   |   Portuguese   |   Brazil, 1996

Based on the novel written by Cida Vênancio (Fernando’s wife) - Pixote Nunca Mais - and José Louzeiro's - Pixote, a Lei do Mais Fraco - Quem Matou Pixote? tells the life’s story of Fernando, who played the role of the homeless boy in Pixote, by Hector Babenco. After the massive success, Fernando never made a name for himself again, even after the struggle of being named a child prodigy. Frustrated, he becomes involved with crimes. Continuously remembered for his intuitive role, Fernando lived Pixote until his murder in August 1987.

FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:

 

*Gramado's Film Festival: Best Film - Popular Jury, Best Film - Oficial Jury, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Music e Best Cinematography;

 

*Habana Film Festival: Best Actor;

 

*Cartagena Film Festival: Best Actor and Best Actress;

 

*Biarritz Film Festival; Rotterdam Film Festival; Huelva Film Festival; Chicago Film Festival; Montreal Film Festival and Puerto Rico Film Festival.

CAST

 

Cassiano Carneiro as Fernando

Luciana Rigueira as Cida

Joana Fomm as Josefa

Tuca Andrada as Cafu

Sávio Pinheiro as Kiko

Roberto Bomtempo as Lobato

Carol Machado as Ana Lúcia

Maria Luiza Mendonça as Malu

Antônio Abujamra

Paulo Betti

Lúcia Dahl

Antônio Petrim

Anselmo Vasconcelos

Thiago Vidal

Orlando Vieira

CREW

 

Director: José Joffily

Screenplay: Jorge Durán e Paulo Halm

Executive Producer: Alvarina de Souza Lima

Cinematographer: Nonato Estrela

Sound Operator: José Louzeiro

Production Designer: Cláudio Amaral Peixoto

Costume Designer: Maria Diaz

Editor: Vera Freire

Soundtrack: David Tygel and Maurício Maestro

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