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Episode Details

(1981/Brazil, 127 min., color, drama) Dir.: Hector Babenco.
Cast: Fernando Ramos da Silva, Jorge Juliao, Gilberto Moura, Zenildo Oliveira Santos. In Portugese with English subtitles.

A realistic, unsentimental account of homeless Brazilian youths exploited by criminals, mistreated with offhand savagery in "reform" schools, and then set loose in the Rio underworld where they complete post-graduate work in various criminal specialties. Discussion follows with Robert Stam.

Guest List

Prof. Jerry Carlson Professor of film studies, City College of New York

Robert Stam