Filme raro. / Rare film from Brazil. (NO SUBTITLES)
Com/With Zezé Motta, Walmor Chagas, Altair Lima, José Wilker, Elke Maravilha, Stepan Nercessian, Rodolfo Arena.
Na segunda metade do século 18, a escrava negra Xica da Silva (Zezé Motta)
torna-se o centro das atenções no Distrito Diamantino, onde estao as minas
mais ricas do país. Joao Fernandes (Walmor Chagas), representante da Coroa
Portuguesa, apaixona-se por Xica e a transforma na Rainha do Diamante,
satisfazendo todos os seus desejos extravagantes. Alertado pelos inimigos do
casal, o rei de Portugal manda um emissário a fim de impedir que cresça o poder
de Xica na colônia. A personagem foi considerada símbolo da emancipação
negra e feminina no Brasil. Ficção, colorido, 1976.
Gênero: Drama / Comédia
Diretor: Carlos Diegues
Duração: 114 minutos
Ano de Lançamento: 1976
País de Origem: Brasil
Idioma do Áudio: Português BR
Qualidade de Vídeo: VHS Rip
Vídeo Codec: XviD
Vídeo Bitrate: 1.424 Kbps
Áudio Codec: AC3
Áudio Bitrate: 256 kbps CBR 48 KHz
Resolução: 496 x 368
Aspect Ratio: 1.348
Formato de Tela: Tela Cheia (4x3)
Frame Rate: 29.970 FPS
Tamanho: 1.367 GiB
Legendas: Sem Legenda
"Xica da Silva" is the story of a true-life 18th century slave who uses her sexual wiles and cunning mind to become the richest and most powerful woman of her time in a diamond-mining town of Brazil. Xica's successful position is unheard of for a woman, much less a slave and she becomes a legend, especially among the slaves.
When Xica sees João Fernandes (actor Walter Chagmor), the rich, influential and handsome emissary of the King of Portugal. She sets her sights on meeting the most potent man in the town. The man becomes enamored with her and she with him.
To the townspeople's dismay, João sets Xica free, and then showers her with opulent gifts. He builds Xica a mansion complete with its own chapel because slaves, free or not, are forbidden from entering the town church; João orders luxurious items from Paris, Portugal and other fashionable places for Xica; he commissions a picture of the sea to be painted because she has always wanted to look at the sea; João even brings the ocean to Xica when he has a manmade lake constructed and a ship built for Xica's sole purpose.
The actress who plays Xica (Zezé Motta) is superb! Motta's acting allows the viewer to see and understand how the slave is able to captivate any man. When Xica gets that special tingle, no man can resist her! She is colorful, vivacious and very dramatic -- a true diva!
On a note of interest, the storyline has also been made into a 1996 Brazilian telenovela (soap opera), which has become popular in many other countries. Zezé Motta plays two roles in the telenovela -- that of Xica's mother and then an older Xica.
You'll also enjoy the catchy theme song and sing it to yourself long after the movie is over.
Directed by Carlos Diegues, a veteran filmmaker who is also responsible for other entertaining movies, "Xica da Silva" is witty and vibrant.
What an amusing and captivating way to tell the story of one slave's rise to fame, fortune and power and her fight to retain that prestige.