Xica da Silva (1996– )

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In the Colonial Brazil, a smart, sassy and sensual slave rises to become a queen as an important contractor falls for her, all for the anger of a woman obsessed with him.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taís Araújo ...
Drica Moraes ...
 Violante Cabral
Victor Wagner ...
 Contratador João Fernandes de Oliveira
Carlos Alberto ...
 Sargento-Mor Thomaz Cabral
Zezé Motta ...
 Maria da Silva
Altair Lima ...
 Capitão do Mato Jacobino da Silva
Murilo Rosa ...
 Martim Caldeira Brant
Carla Regina ...
 Maria das Dores Gonçalo
Eduardo Dusek ...
 Capitão-Mor Emanuel Gonçalo
Eliana Guttman ...
 Dona Céu Gonçalo
Guilherme Piva ...
 José Maria (Zé Mulher)
Giovanna Antonelli ...
 Elvira
Míriam Pires ...
 Dona Benvinda
Fernando Eiras ...
 Luis Felipe Cabral
Teresa Sequerra ...
 Dona Micaela Cabral
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In the Colonial Brazil, a smart, sassy and sensual slave rises to become a queen as an important contractor falls for her, all for the anger of a woman obsessed with him.

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Alexandre Lippiani died in a car crash two weeks before the end of shooting. He was a voice actor known for his work as Clark in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993). See more »

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Xica Rainha
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Performed by Patrícia Amaral, Marcus Viana e Transfônica Orkestra
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Wonderful, witty, funny, fantastic!
18 December 2006 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story, this series is a gem within its kind. The slave that becomes queen by capturing the heart of the most powerful man in the village.

In the diamond mining town of Tijuco in Brazil, the diamond commender--appointed by the king of Portugal--is the ultimate authority. Having grown up in the relative security of his house, the young and beautiful Xica da Silva finds her world threatened when he decides to sell her to a whorehouse in town, refusing to recognize that a black slave girl could be his daughter. In a desperate bid to save herself, Xica steals the diamonds collected by the diamond commender for the king, intending to use them to escape. The king's army arrives to collect the diamonds the very next day, however, and when the loot turns up missing, the diamond commender is led away in chains, his family dispossessed and thrown out in the street with only the clothes on their backs. Martin, the diamond commender's son, swears vengeance. Xica and the other slaves, however, are sold at auction, and Xica ends up in the home of the Sergeant Major, an old man who bought her solely to slake his lust. To the town of Tijuco, however, comes the new diamond commender, the elegant and ruthless Joao Fernandes. Immediately struck by Xica's beauty, he manipulates the Sergeant Major into selling her to him. And thus begins a love story, filled with danger, intrigue and passion, between a willful nobleman and a crafty slave girl who rises to one day become queen.

The series is filled with rich details of the era's beliefs, superstitions, politics, fashion, etc. etc. And it really manages to captivate your attention for every minute. At times funny with a sarcastic and dark humor, full of suspense and unexpected twists. "Xica da Silva" is definitely a must. I wish I could buy the whole series on DVD.


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