On January 20, 2014

get-it-now11Xica_da_SilvaDirector(s): Carlos Diegues

Writer(s): João Felicio dos Santos, Carlos Diegues

Actor(s): Zezé Motta, Walmor Chagas

Production Co.:  New Yorker Video

Country: Brazil

Year: 1976

Language and subtitle information: In Portuguese with English subtitles

Format: VHS


Summary: A diamond rush in the 1700s transformed Brazil’s interior into a place of wealth and excess. In this unrestrained atmosphere, the slave Xica used her iron will and her sexual talent to seduce her way into becoming the unofficial Empress of Brazil. This outrageous comedy is a festive exercise in Brazilian baroque.

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