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The Xango from Baker Street (2001)

O Xangô de Baker Street (original title)
Rio de Janeiro, 1886. Actress Sarah Bernhardt performs at the city's Municipal Theater, captivating the local audience enthralled by French culture. The city is at her feet, and even the ... See full summary »

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Rio de Janeiro, 1886. Actress Sarah Bernhardt performs at the city's Municipal Theater, captivating the local audience enthralled by French culture. The city is at her feet, and even the Emperor Dom Pedro II comes to pay his respects. He confides a secret to her: the disappearance of a precious Stradivarius violin presented by him to the charming widow Baroness Maria Luiza. The actress suggests he hire her friend, the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes, to solve the case. Under the heat of the tropical sun, the lives of Holmes and Watson are changed forever, as they find themselves knee-deep in a cultural hodgepodge that includes all the standard Brazilian tourist fare. Written by Anonymous

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18 July 2002 | by (Campina Grande, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Who still doubts Brazilian cinema is in great shape? After great success such as "Behind the Sun", "Central Station" and "Four Days in September" here comes "O Xangô de Baker Street" (I'm not sure it's been released out Brazil and Portugal, has it?).

The movie is based on the novel written by Jô Soares, one of Brazilian best humorists. If you don't like comedies, don't worry. This is also a movie with action, mystery, romance and a surprising end. It's worth watching.

The cast is great. We just can't hold our laughs during the funny scenes and it's impossible to avoid take a deep breath as we watch the thrilling ones. really good direction and scenery.

My rate 9/10




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