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Hector Babenco (1946–2016)


Hector Babenco was born on February 7, 1946 in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina as Héctor Eduardo Babenco. He was a director and writer, known for Carandiru (2003), Pixote (1981) and Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia (1977). He was married to Bárbara Paz, Raquel Arnaud and Xuxa Lopes. He died on July 13, 2016 in São Paulo, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Carandiru
Carandiru Director
(2003)
Pixote
Pixote Director
(1981)
Kiss of the Spider Woman
(1985)

Filmography

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 2014 Words with Gods (segment "The Man That Stole a Duck")
 2007 El pasado
 2005 Carandiru, Outras Histórias (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 2003 Carandiru
 1987 Ironweed
 1981 Pixote
 1973 O Fabuloso Fittipaldi (Documentary)
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[on William Hurt] Hurt promises you a bad time and he delivers on his promises.

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His father, Jaime Babenco, was born in Buenos Aires, to Ukrainian Jewish parents. His mother, Janka (Haberberg), was a Polish Jewish immigrant, born in Warsaw. See more »

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