|My Destiny in Your Hands|
|Brazilian title||Meu Destino em Tuas Mãos|
|Directed by||José Mojica Marins|
|Produced by||Augusto Pereira|
|Written by||José Mojica Marins|
|Starring|| José Mojica Marins|
|Music by||Herminio Giménez|
|Release date||July 8, 1963|
Censorship hurt the film, the Brazilian government banning it for 14 years, and the film was forgotten and was a commercial failure. The character Carlito (played by Brazilian child singer Franquito) was modeled after the successful Spanish child film character Marcelino (played by Pablito Calvo) after the successful Spanish film Marcelino, Bread and Wine (1955).
Mojica composed three of the ten songs performed by Franquito.
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A husband comes home drunk and beats his wife. His son Carlito tries to defend his mother with a broomstick. The father turns to the boy menacingly and threatens "I'll kill you!". Terrified, the boy flees with four other young children, all poor and suffering abuse and exploitation at home by their families. The children try to live and survive life on the streets on the outskirts of São Paulo.
Carlito (Franqito), the eldest of them, plays guitar and sings to make money.
- Franquito as Carlito
- Aurino Cassiano as Crispim
- Nilton Batista as Robertinho
- Delmo Demarcos as Luiz
- Nivaldo Guimarães as Quinzinho
- Augusto de Cervantes
- Carmem Marins
- José Mojica Marins
- Mário Lima
- Nivaldo de Lima
- Main article: My Destiny in Your Hands: Screenshot gallery
|thumb|300px|Opening theme and extended scenes|
- Meu Destino em Tuas Mãos Official film site
- Meu Destino em Tuas Mãos Remier Lion, Portal Brasileiro de Cinema
- Meu Destino em Tuas Mãos IMDb profile
- Meu Destino em Tuas Mãos Milkshakespeare.com blog article
- Marcelino, pao y vin Marcelino, Bread and Wine on YouTube