7.0/10
1,419
5 user 6 critic

Chico Xavier (2010)

A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.

Director:

Reviews
7 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Nosso Lar (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The life of the doctor André Luiz in the spiritual city of Nosso Lar.

Director: Wagner de Assis
Stars: Renato Prieto, Fernando Alves Pinto, Rosanne Mulholland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Three mothers see their reality become completely ... They are: Ruth, whose teenage son, Raul, faces problems with drugs; Elisa, trying to make up for the absence of her husband giving full... See full summary »

Directors: Glauber Filho, Halder Gomes
Stars: Paulo Goulart Filho, Nelson Xavier, Herson Capri
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

UFO experts claim that after the explosion of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was an increase in the number of sightings of UFO'S (Unidentified Flying Objects) worldwide. Just ... See full summary »

Directors: Fabio Medeiros, Rebeca Casagrande, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Alberto Cardoso, Divaldo Pereira Franco, Marcus V. Freitas
Olga (2004)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »

Director: Jayme Monjardim
Stars: Camila Morgado, Caco Ciocler, Luís Melo
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.

Director: Breno Silveira
Stars: Ângelo Antônio, Dira Paes, Márcio Kieling
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.

Directors: Walter Carvalho, Sandra Werneck
Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Marieta Severo, Reginaldo Faria
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five years before the events in the television series take place, Rui and Vani meet and fall in love on the day of their respective wedding ceremonies - to different people, in the same church.

Director: José Alvarenga Jr.
Stars: Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Fernanda Torres, Marisa Orth
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The publicist Claudio and the housewife and choral teacher Helena have been married for many years, but they do not understand and respect the feelings and view point of the partner. ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Filho
Stars: Tony Ramos, Glória Pires, Thiago Lacerda
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In 2005, high-ranked criminal Barão is planning the heist that inspired the film. He needs to dig a tunnel linking a house to the Banco Central's vault in Fortaleza, where he'll steal millions of (R$) reais.

Director: Marcos Paulo
Stars: Milhem Cortaz, Eriberto Leão, Hermila Guedes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Paulo Figueiredo
Stars: Amanda Acosta, Luís Bacceli, Luiz Carlos Felix
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Darlan Cunha, Sophia Reis, Lázaro Ramos
Yesterday's Children (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jenny Cole lives with her husband and son in middle America. She is pregnant and starts to have very vivid dreams about a small city that has a big church. She then starts talking to her ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Cole
Stars: Jane Seymour, Clancy Brown, Kyle Howard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalia Soutto ... Ludmila (as Natália Souto)
... Chico Xavier 1969 - 1975
Ângelo Antônio ... Chico Xavier 1931 - 1959
Matheus Costa ... Chico Xavier 1918 - 1922
... Orlando
... Glória
Giulia Gam ... Rita
... Maria
Luís Melo ... João Cândido
... Padre Scarzelo
... Cidália
André Dias ... Emmanuel
Cássia Kis ... Iara (as Cássia Kiss)
... Padre Júlio Maria
Rosi Campos ... Cleide
Edit

Storyline

A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

medium | 1920s | 1970s | 1960s | faith | See All (10) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 April 2010 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

As Vidas de Chico Xavier  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Life of the Greatest Spiritual Medium in a Film with a Magnificent Screenplay
3 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

First of all, I would like to say that I have no religion or spiritual belief; therefore, I was reluctant to see "Chico Xavier". Further, I have never followed the life or achievements of Chico Xavier, and I am absolutely impressed with his biography.

This film has a magnificent screenplay, following the remarkable life of Chico Xavier since he was nine years old in 1919 through flashbacks in the Saulo Guimarães' talk show and the personal drama of the atheist TV director Orlando and his wife Glória that lost their beloved son in an accident with a weapon with his best friend.

The acting is top-notch, and the unknown boy Matheus Costa is spectacular in the role of a nine year-old Chico Xavier. The haunting music score is another plus in this film.

For those like me that do not know the biography of Chico Xavier, I would like to highlight the following information:

Chico Xavier's spiritual guide was Emmanuel. He wrote 412 books; sold 40 million units in 33 languages, including 30 books in Braille. However, Chico Xavier has denied the authorship of the books and has never received any copyright for any book. All the revenue with the selling has been donated to beneficent institutions. Another interesting point is that Chico Xavier has always said that he would die when the Brazilian people would be happy. He died on 30 June 2002, with 92 years old and ten hours after the Brazilian soccer team wins the World Cup for the fifth time.

Last but not the least; this film is better and better than "Lula, O Filho do Brasil" that was selected to dispute the nomination to the Oscar in the Best Foreign Language category.

My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Chico Xavier"


27 of 33 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page