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O Xangô de Baker Street (2001)

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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Miguel Faria Jr.

Writers:

Marcos Bernstein, Arthur Conan Doyle (main characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joaquim de Almeida ... Sherlock Holmes
Anthony O'Donnell ... Watson
Maria de Medeiros ... Sarah Bernhardt
Letícia Sabatella ... Esperidiana
Cláudia Abreu Cláudia Abreu ... Baroness Maria Luiza
Claudio Marzo ... Dom Pedro II (as Cláudio Marzo)
Marcello Antony Marcello Antony ... Marquês de Sales
Caco Ciocler ... Miguel Lara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joana Almeida Joana Almeida
Roberto Bonfim Roberto Bonfim ... Milkman
Castrinho Castrinho ... Barman
Candido Damm Candido Damm
Thalma de Freitas ... Ana
Denise del Cueto Denise del Cueto ... Freira
Christine Fernandes Christine Fernandes ... Albertina, 3rd. victim
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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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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

Brazil | Portugal

Language:

Portuguese | French | English

Release Date:

October 2001 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Baker Street sámánja See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$789,638
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Nice work
5 November 2001 | by chris-459See all my reviews

I have read the book and liked it very much. I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes and I was very much amused by the book, O Xangô de Baker Street, written by Jô Soares, whom I am always pleased to hear and see on TV. I laughed a lot when I read the book. It's quite good. I also liked the film, but I must admit I prefer the book, though I always think it is silly to compare literature with cinema, because they are two different art forms. The one thing I can say is that I laughed more reading the book than I did watching the movie. I think the timing in the picture is not very good. The director/ editor almost always interrupted the joke with a cut. But still the film has lots of jokes and it is very funny. The image is beautiful as well as the sets, costumes and so on.

The actors are superb - all of them. Joaquim de Almeida and Maria de Medeiros are especially good in it. Another one I liked a lot was the one who played the murderer. When I read the book that was almost exactly as I pictured the murderer to be. Anyway I recommend the film to every one and give it 7 out of 10.


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