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A Paixão de Jacobina (2002)

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 ... See full summary »

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Jacobina
Thiago Lacerda ...
Franz
Alexandre Paternost ...
Maurer
Antonio Calloni ...
Pastor Boeber
Caco Ciocler ...
João Lehn
Leon Goes ...
Jacó Mula
Talita Castro ...
Elizabeth Carolina
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Robinson
Felipe Camargo ...
Genuíno
Werner Schünemann ...
Dr.Hillebrandt
Tereza Mascarenhas ...
Maria
José Vitor Castiel ...
Nadler
Evandro Soldatelli ...
Francisco
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Wagner
Antônio Carlos Falcão
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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 ElianeM

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27 September 2002 (Brazil)  »

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The Passion of Jacobina  »

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$54,339 (Brazil) (30 August 2002)
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Supermodel Gisele Bündchen and Carandiru star 'Maria Mendonça' were considered for the lead roles. See more »

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Brazilian Cinema is Much Better than That
18 July 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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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