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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 »

Director:

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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Genres:

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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Clever and Funny But Not As Good As The Novel.
21 October 2001 | by Angelo DefantiSee all my reviews

I had my doubts if this movie would be good given the success of novel and the Jo Soares' book rhythm. But I was really surprised by the adaptation. Miguel Faria Jr. did a great direction and the cast was amazing. Joaquim de Almeida is great as the goofy Sherlock Homes and Marco Nannini was at his finest. The art direction is the best in a brazilian movie ever. But still something was missing. This story on the screen just lost its style. A great two-hour spent though, worth the ticket.

If possible, I'd give it a 7 1/2.


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