I have read the book and liked it very much. I am a fan of Sherlock Holmesand I was very much amused by the book, O Xangô de Baker Street, written byJô Soares, whom I am always pleased to hear and see on TV. I laughed a lotwhen I read the book. It's quite good.I also liked the film, but I must admit I prefer the book, though I alwaysthink it is silly to compare literature with cinema, because they are twodifferent art forms. The one thing I can say is that I laughed more readingthe book than I did watching the movie. I think the timing in the pictureisnot very good. The director/ editor almost always interrupted the joke witha cut. But still the film has lots of jokes and it is veryfunny.The image is beautiful as well as the sets, costumes and so on.
The actors are superb - all of them. Joaquim de Almeida and Maria deMedeiros are especially good in it. Another one I liked a lot was the onewho played the murderer. When I read the book that was almost exactly as Ipictured the murderer to be.Anyway I recommend the film to every one and give it 7 out of10.