Directed by Hector Babenco
acclaimed feature by Hector Babenco has been out of release for years.
Nothing in recent cinema comes close
to the devastating account of brutalization and exploitation offered in Babenco's film
about a 12-year-old boy who somehow survives the vicious oppression of reform school to
escape and find his way into dope-dealing, prostitution and murder on the streets of Sao
Paolo, Brazil. Portuguese with English subtitles. 127 minutes.