In the 1870s, Jacobina, daughter of German immigrants to southern Brazil, starts to break with both the Catholic and Lutheran churches to preach body healing through soul cleansing. After ...
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In the 1870s, Jacobina, daughter of German immigrants to southern Brazil, starts to break with both the Catholic and Lutheran churches to preach body healing through soul cleansing. After having a divine vision and speaking with Jesus, she suddenly changes her look and usual ways, disturbing the local, ultra conservative population. After the death of a "mucker" and two others opposing her sect, the local authorities decide to act against her and her followers. Written by
In the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century, Jacobina (Letícia Spiller), a German descendant living in Rio Grande do Sul (in South of Brazil), claims that Jesus Christ had contacted her. She raises a new religion, called Muckers by the locals. Her principles of equality and happiness bother the politicians and the leader of the established Protestant religion. They request the imperial army intervention, and all the followers of Jacobina are murdered.
This movie is boring: it is not a good example of the present moment of Brazilian cinema, with excellent movies like 'Cidade de Deus', 'Abril Despedaçado', 'Bicho de Sete Cabeças', 'O Invasor' among many others. The acting looks like a soap opera. Letícia Spiller face in some moments is horrible, with her eyes wide open. She can express and act much better than that. And the last battle scene is simply ridiculous. Brazilian cinema is better and better than presented in this movie. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "A Paixão de Jacobina" ("The Passion of Jacobina")
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