Xica da Silva (Xica) (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

Xica da Silva (Xica) (1976)





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The uncommonly sexy, clever and ambitious slave Xica Da Silva won her independence and much more in mid-19th-century Brazil by using her feminine wiles and her lovemaking prowess to induce the Portuguese town governor to grant her freedom. In so doing, she became a legend and an inspiration to Brazil's large population of slaves and (eventually) ex-slaves. This film tells her story. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Walmor Chagas
as Commander
Altair Lima
as Theodoro
Elke Maravilha
as Hortensia
Rodolfo Arena
as Sargento-Mor
José Wilker
as The Count of Valadares
Iara Jati
as Tonha
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Critic Reviews for Xica da Silva (Xica)

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It sings and dances, and it also weeps. It presents the illusion of the randomness and arbitrariness of life and of fate, and that is its genius.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Xica da Silva (Xica)


Diegues has a poor sense of mise-en-scène, the acting is decidedly theatrical and nobody cares about the accents (I mean, look at all these Portuguese characters speaking like Brazilians), but still it is quite amusing and funny to see a woman make a man go crazy for her.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A funny and entertaning film, with great acting and direction by Diegues. Xica da Silva presents the story of the clever, ambitious and sexy slave Xica, the title character, in the mid-19th-century, and how she grow in the society in that time, using her body. A good Brazilian film that satirize the prejudice and custom of the time. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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