Adolescents with limited prospects in Bahia de todos os santos live from odd-jobs, contraband, pimping, and petty larceny. Its narrow alleyways are the stage for power struggles between drug traffickers and the state; Pentecostal churches and Afro-Brazilian religions; traditional samba culture and globalized working class hip-hop culture. In the first two, the likeable-enough character is artificially idealized and the authors seem bent on proving a socio-political point rather than developing a fluent dramaturgy. Cinema was equally fascinated by the Malandro. It is an unjust and monstrous cultural caldron whose price is bloodshed, vigilante justice, and other extreme and non-democratic responses. The many examples of traditional films about the period tell of a flight from the plantation, generally after the assassination of the evil overseer who brutalized an innocent. Consequently, in Orfeu Carlos Diegues,the love between Black Orpheus and mixed-race Eurydice has little chance to flower.
If the former charges are unable to do this, the nannies - clearly recognizing their place on the lowest rung of society - abdicate their rights in order to not adversely impact them.
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Rejected, he becomes a beast. In Pixotethe drug-dealing Cristal corrupts youngsters, but enjoys his sports car, nice clothes, and impunity. More frequently represented as a Mulatto, the Malandro is one of the better documented archetypes. Of more recent extract, another family of types comes from the white imagination, variously forged from fear, solidarity, love, or hate. Madam Satan is all of this as well; he, however, fights to be accepted by society. Typical of this mixture of diverse, cultural subtracts. He is a cousin to the court jester who could, with humor and impunity, tell royals those truths forbidden other subjects.