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Chico Xavier (2010)

A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.

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Daniel Filho
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalia Soutto Natalia Soutto ... Ludmila (as Natália Souto)
Nelson Xavier ... Chico Xavier 1969 - 1975
Ângelo Antônio Ângelo Antônio ... Chico Xavier 1931 - 1959
Matheus Costa Matheus Costa ... Chico Xavier 1918 - 1922
Tony Ramos ... Orlando
Christiane Torloni ... Glória
Giulia Gam Giulia Gam ... Rita
Letícia Sabatella ... Maria
Luís Melo Luís Melo ... João Cândido
Pedro Paulo Rangel ... Padre Scarzelo
Giovanna Antonelli ... Cidália
André Dias André Dias ... Emmanuel
Cássia Kis Cássia Kis ... Iara (as Cássia Kiss)
Cássio Gabus Mendes ... Padre Júlio Maria
Rosi Campos Rosi Campos ... Cleide
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A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.

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The life of the greatest spirit medium that the world has ever seen.

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Biography | Drama

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Trivia

Nelson Xavier isn't related to Chico Xavier despite the same surname and both men were born in the same state, Minas Gerais. In fact, Nelson has said that before making this movie people would often confuse both of them and keep calling him as Chico Xavier, which he didn't like much. But when he read the book about Chico's life and the film script, he felt transformed by everything he knew about the medium and he decided to play the role of Chico in his later life. See more »

Quotes

Chico Xavier 1969 - 1975: Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.
Chico Xavier 1969 - 1975: Every little bit of peace I bring someone is worth the peace I never had.
Chico Xavier 1969 - 1975: When we have faith and discipline everything becomes easier. Patience is the mother of all virtues. With anxiety all our lives become worse.
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Connections

Followed by As Mães de Chico Xavier (2011) See more »

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A movie for Brazilian people.
15 March 2015 | by santiagocosmeSee all my reviews

I was recommended this movie by a Brazilian friend, and when I watched it, I had actually never heard of the character portrayed in this movie. A man known as Chico Xavier who from a very young age hears voices and sees people who are dead and communicate with him. A bit like 6th sense, except that Chico Xavier is not scared of them, and the movie doesn't pretend to turn real facts into a drama.

So, the movie is very much about the medium's subject. It is not something that particularly interests me, although I have always thought that there could be something out there. Whatever your view on this matter, do not expect this movie to give you an explanation. What will happen is that you will either take this as a lot of crap or actually venerate this man if you didn't know him prior to watching the film.

Personally, I think Chico Xavier is a movie for Brazilian viewers mainly, because there, he was in fact a popular and well known person who appeared on television. And while there's no denying that it is always interesting to hear the story of someone you didn't know, the reality is that as a movie it was just acceptable for a Sunday afternoon.


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Country:

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Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

2 April 2010 (Brazil) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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$17,229,064
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1.85 : 1
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