Xica is a 1976 Brazilian comedy film directed and written by Carlos Diegues, based on the novel by João Felício dos Santos, a romanticized retelling of the true story of Chica da Silva, an 18th-century African slave in Brazil, who attracts the attention of a powerful Portuguese land-owner and rises into the Brazilian high society. The movie stars Walmor Chagas and José Wilker, it was chosen as the Brazilian submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 49th Academy Awards, but it failed to get a nomination. The film is based on the novel Memórias do Distrito de Diamantina, written by João Felicio dos Santos, it is a romanticized retelling of the true story of Chica da Silva, an 18th-century African slave in the state of Minas Gerais, who attracts the attention of João Fernandes de Oliveira, a Portuguese sent by Lisbon with the Crown's exclusive contract for mining diamonds, becomes his lover, rises into power and into the Brazilian high society of the time. Moreover, João lets the intendant and other authorities know that he can be bribed, gets onto their corruption scheme.
Lisbon hears of João's excesses and sends an inspector. José, a political radical, is another main character. Zezé Motta as Xica da Silva Walmor Chagas as João Fernandes Altair Lima as Intendent Elke Maravilha as Hortência Stepan Nercessian as José Rodolfo Arena as Sargeant José Wilker as The Count of Valadares Marcos Vinicius as Teodoro João Felicio dos Santos as pastor In 1996, the now defunct TV station Rede Manchete adapted the film plot to the telenovela format, directed by Walter Avancini, written by Walcyr Carrasco and starring Taís Araújo as the title character; this telenovela marked the first time. In 2005, SBT re-aired Xica da Silva. List of submissions to the 49th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Brazilian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Gordon, Richard. "Allegories of Resistance and Reception in Xica da Silva". Luso-Brazilian Review. 42: 44–60. JSTOR 3514051. Xica on IMDb Xica at AllMovie
The Favorite is a Brazilian telenovela produced and broadcast Rede Globo. It premiered 2 June 2008 to 17 January 2009 with a total number of episodes of 197, it is directed by Ricardo Waddington. It is the first telenovela by the writer to air in the 9 pm timeslot. A Favorita storylines examine two friends and Flora, who became rivals. One of them committed a crime and is lying, so there are two versions of the same story; the telenovela was screened as six episodes per week, from Monday to Saturday, with an average running time of one hour. A Favorita has remained significant in terms of Rede Globo's success and audience share, in Brazilian television drama history, tackling many controversial and taboo issues unseen on mainstream television in Brazil, it made history for being the first telenovela where the public did not know, the villain and, telling the truth. Claudia Raia, Patricia Pillar, Murilo Benicio, Mariana Ximenes, Lília Cabral, Taís Araújo, Deborah Secco, Carmo Dalla Vecchia, Glória Menezes, Mauro Mendonça and Tarcísio Meira in the leading roles.
In August 2014, Globo Marcas released an edited version of the telenovela in DVD format. Donatela and Flora, two friends who became rivals. One of them pretends to be innocent. There are two versions for the same story. Who, after all, is telling the truth? Donatela or Flora? Donatela and Flora grew up together. Donatela ended up being adopted by Flora's family. By the time they were children, the two girls were best friends to the point of starting a country band, “Faísca e Espoleta”; the partnership made a reasonable success at the time, but the career was interrupted after they met friends Marcelo and Dodi, to whom they became engaged. Donatela married Marcelo, Gonçalo Fontini's son, heir of a paper and cellulose corporation, while Flora married Dodi, an unscrupulous man who worked for his friend's father; however and Marcelo's happiness didn't last too long. The couple's first son, was kidnapped when he was six months old, never to appear again. Since the couple started to argue often. In the meantime and Dodi split up and she had an affair with Marcelo.
She gave birth to Lara, daughter to Marcelo, harming more his relationship with Donatela and the relationship between the two friends. In the worst period of the crisis between Donatela and Flora, Marcelo was murdered, he was shot three times with a gun. She was sent to jail for eighteen years. Donatela, despite of not forgiving Flora for the treason and for killing the love of her life, raised Lara with the love of a true mother. Eighteen years after being released from prison, Flora starts trying to prove her innocence, blaming Donatela for the crime she has paid for. Donatela fears. Lara becomes the target of the dispute between the two women. While Flora tries to get her daughter back, Donatela will do everything. A Favorita has released three official soundtrack albums: one composed of Brazilian songs, one of international songs, a third one, with sertanejo music. Nacional soundtrack"É o Que Me Interessa" - Lenine "Amado" - Vanessa da Mata "Sou Dela" - Nando Reis "Não Vou Me Adaptar" - - Arnaldo Antunes and Nando Reis "Quantas Vidas Você Tem?"
- Moska "Fala" - Ritchie "Tudo Passa" - Túlio Dek "Pa'Bailar" - Bajofondo "Mulher Sem Razão" - Adriana Calcanhotto "Morena dos Olhos d'água" - Chico Buarque "O Tempo Vai Apagar" - Zé Renato "Me Abrace" - Camila & Wanessa Camargo Internacional soundtrack"Viva La Vida" - Coldplay "Bottle It Up" - Sara Bareilles "I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz "Carry You Home" - James Blunt "Love is Noise" - The Verve "That's Not My Name" - The Ting Tings "Blame" - Tiago Iorc "Fidelity" - Regina Spektor "Sweet About Me" - Gabriella Cilmi "No Substitute Love" - Estelle "Baby When the Light" - David Guetta "Pumpkin Soup" - Kate Nash "Young Folks" - Peter Bjorn and John In his first chapter, A Favorita recorded 35 points and 49% share, with the worst debut of a 8PM telenovela to date. These ratings are low due to the good performance of the final chapter of Caminhos do Coração, displayed simultaneously; the ratings varied over the weeks, until in Chapter 56, the telenovela recorded his record: 46 points and 65% share.
Lowest audience was recorded on New Year's Eve: 25 points with a peak of 32. In the final chapters, showed better performance: 52 points/76% share in the penultimate chapter. Argentina / Telefe / September 22, 2009 - April 16, 2010 United States / Telemundo / April 20, 2010 - October 25, 2010 Russia / Domashniy / August 2, 2010 - April 15, 2011 Israel / Viva / December 7, 2009 - July 20, 2010 Chile / canal 13 / September 22, 2009 - April 16, 2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina / Hayat TV / June 13, 2011 - January 24, 2012 Montenegro / TV Vijesti / November 28, 2011 – present Kosovo / RTV21 / April 15, 2011 - November 29, 2011 Kenya / Citizen TV Canada / OM
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men, he has received critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Boca a boca, Los lunes al sol, Mar adentro, Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem has won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Volpi Cups at Venice for his work, he is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar, as well as the first Spaniard to win one, for Best Supporting Actor in No Country for Old Men, 2008. He received his third Academy Award nomination, second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful. Bardem was born in the Canary Islands, Spain, his mother, Pilar Bardem, is an actress, his father, José Carlos Encinas Doussinague, was a businessman involved in environmental work.
The two separated shortly after his birth and his mother raised him alone. Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors dating back to the earliest days of Spanish cinema. Both his older brother and sister, Carlos and Mónica, are actors, he comes from a political background, as his uncle Juan Antonio was imprisoned by Franco for his anti-fascist films. Bardem was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith by his grandmother; as a child, he spent time on film sets. At age six, he made his first film appearance, in Fernando Fernán Gómez's El Pícaro, he played rugby for the junior Spanish National Team. Though he grew up in a family full of actors, Bardem did not see himself going into the family business. Painting was his first love, he went on to study painting for four years at Madrid's Escuela de Artes y Oficios. In need of money he took acting jobs to support his painting, but he says he was a bad painter and abandoned that career pursuit. In 1989, for the Spanish comedy show El Día Por Delante, he had to wear a Superman costume for a comedic sketch, a job that made him question whether he wanted to be an actor at all.
Bardem has confessed to having worked as a stripper during his struggling acting career. Bardem came to notice in a small role in his first major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu, when he was 20, in which he appeared along with his mother, Pilar Bardem. Bigas Luna, the director of Lulu, was sufficiently impressed to give him the leading male role in his next film, Jamón Jamón in 1992, in which Bardem played a would-be underwear model and bullfighter; the film, which starred a teenaged Penélope Cruz, was a major international success. He starred again in Luna's next film Golden Balls. Bardem's talent did not go unnoticed in the English-speaking world. In 1997, John Malkovich was the first to approach him a 27-year-old, for a role in English, but the Spanish actor turned down the offer because his English was still poor, his first English-speaking role came that same year, in with director Álex de la Iglesia's Perdita Durango, playing a santería-practicing bank robber. After starring in about two dozen films in his native country, he gained international recognition in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls in 2000, portraying Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas.
He received praise from his idol Al Pacino. For that role, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the first for a Spaniard. After, he turned down the role of Danny Witwer in Minority Report which went to Colin Farrell. Instead, in 2002, Bardem starred in The Dancer Upstairs. Malkovich had Bardem in mind for the role of the detective's assistant, but the movie's taking so long to obtain financing gave Bardem time to learn English and take on the lead role of the detective. "I will always be grateful to him because he gave me my first chance to work in English", has said Bardem of Malkovich. Bardem won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Mar Adentro, released in the United States as The Sea Inside, in which he portrayed the quadriplegic turned assisted suicide activist Ramón Sampedro, he made his Hollywood debut in a brief appearance as a crime lord who summons Tom Cruise's hitman to do the dirty work of dispatching witnesses in the crime drama Collateral.
He stars in Miloš Forman's 2006 film Goya's Ghosts opposite Natalie Portman, where he plays a twisted monk during the Spanish Inquisition. In 2007, Bardem acted in two film adaptations: the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, the adaptation of the Colombian novel Love in the Time of Cholera with Giovanna Mezzogiorno by Gabriel García Márquez. In No Country for Old Men, he played Anton Chigurh. For that role, he became the first Spaniard to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he won a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem's rendition of Chigurh's trademark word, "What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?" (in respo
Federico Luppi was an Argentine-Spanish film, TV, radio and theatre actor. He won numerous awards throughout his acting career, including a Concha de Plata at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Luppi worked in Argentine cinema, but worked in Chile, Mexico and the United States, he acted in 100 films and 50 television series from the time of his debut in 1964. In 2004, he directed his first film, made in Spain, his English-language films include John Sayles' Men among others. He was one of Guillermo del Toro's favorite actors, they worked together in three of del Toro's films: Cronos, The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labyrinth. Amongst other awards he received a Konex Merit Diploma for his acting in three editions of the Entertainment Konex awards, he was nominated in 1996 for the Goya Awards as "Best Actor in a Leading Role" for Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead. Luppi acquired Spanish citizenship in June 2003, he appeared in the film The 33 in 2015. Pajarito Gómez Todo sol es amargo El romance del Aniceto y la Francisca, directed by Leonardo Favio El ABC del amor El Derecho a la felicidad Las ruteras El Proyecto Después del último tren Los herederos Mosaico Pasión dominguera Paula contra la mitad más uno Crónica de una señora La revolución Las venganzas de Beto Sánchez La Patagonia rebelde, directed by Hector Olivera Yo maté a Facundo Una mujer Triángulo de cuatro Juan que reía Tiempo de revancha, directed by Adolfo Aristarain Últimos días de la víctima Plata dulce El arreglo No habrá más penas ni olvido, directed by Hector Olivera Pasajeros de una pesadilla Cocaine Wars, directed by Hector Olivera Luna caliente La vieja música, directed by Mario Camus Expreso a la emboscada Malayunta Los líos de Susana Sobredosis El año del conejo The Stranger, directed by Adolfo Aristarain Isla se alquila por hora La amiga Cien veces no debo Las tumbas Un lugar en el mundo, directed by Adolfo Aristarain Cronos, directed by Guillermo del Toro Matar al abuelito Sin opción Extasis Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto La ley de la frontera Caballos salvajes, directed by Marcelo Piñeyro Sol de otoño, directed by Eduardo Mignogna Bajo bandera, directed by Juan José Jusid Men with Guns Martín, directed by Adolfo Aristarain Frontera Sur Lisboa, directed by Antonio Hernández Las huellas borradas, directed by Enrique Gabriel Lipschutz Divertimento Rosarigasinos El espinazo del diablo, directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Los pasos perdidos La balsa de piedra El último tren, directed by Diego Arsuaga. Lugares comunes. Incautos, directed by Miguel Bardem. Machuca, directed by Andrés Wood. El buen destino, directed by Leonor Benedetto. El viento, directed by Eduardo Mignogna. Cara de queso, directed by Ariel Winograd. El laberinto del fauno, directed by Guillermo del Toro. La luna en botella, directed by Grojo. El último justo, directed by Manuel Carballo. La habitación de Fermat, directed by Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopeña. Que parezca un accidente, directed by Gerardo Herrero. Ese beso, directed by Kamala López. Verano amargo, directed by Juan Carlos Desanzo. Cuestión de principios. Sin retorno, directed by Miguel Cohan. Fase 7, directed by Nicolás Goldbart. Cuatro de copas. Inevitable Magallanes Al final del túnel Nieve negra, directed by Martín Hodara. Wins Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival: Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003. Havana Film Festival: Honorary Award, 2002. Mar del Plata Film Festival: Best Actor, for: Rosarigasinos, 2001.
Huelva Latin American Film Festival: Prize of the City of Huelva, 2000. Fantasporto: International Fantasy Film Award, Best Actor, for: Cronos, 1993. Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Won six awards for best actor, a record unbroken up to this day. Federico Luppi on IMDb Federico Luppi at AllMovie Federico Luppi at Cinenacional.com Federico Luppi – Interview to Diagonal
Antônio de Carvalho Barbosa, best known by the artistic name Tony Ramos, is a Brazilian actor. Ramos has played leading roles in major telenovela productions for more than four decades. Many of his most famous roles share the characteristics of morality. Many of Ramos' more recent starring roles in novelas have cast him playing non-Brazilians, including the Greek Nikos, the American Percival Farquhar, the Indian Opash, the Italian Antonio Mattoli. Ramos is fluent in English and Spanish, has some knowledge of Italian. Ramos' acting process does not involve internalizing the character's emotions. Tony Ramos was born in the son of Maria Antonia Barbosa, a teacher, he spent his youth in the country side of the Brazilian state São Paulo. Since he was a child, he expressed interest in acting and theater, drawing inspiration from Oscarito's films. In São Paulo, he made amateur theater while participating in the Teatro Cultura de São Paulo, where he staged plays for children, he holds a degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.
Tony Ramos is one of the most important actors in Brazil known for his work in telenovelas. His use of an Anglicized first name was common at the time he began his acting career, the name Ramos is the last name of a relative. Ramos was born in the country side of Paraná and spent his youth in Ourinhos in the country side of the state of São Paulo; as a boy, he dreamed of being an actor. When young Ramos watched the films of Oscarito, he wanted to be like him. While living in São Paulo, he performed in amateur theater with the Teatro Cultura Artística de São Paulo. At 16 years old, he was part of the musical team “Tony e Tom & Jerry” that made an appearance on the TV show Jovem Guarda. In 1964, he made his debut as an actor on television, appearing in skits on the program Novos em Foco, on the channel TV Tupi; the show served as a testing ground for rising young actors, after signing with TV Tupi, he participated in TV de Vanguarda, TV de Comédia and Grande Teatro Tupi. In 1965, Ramos appeared in his first novela, A Outra..
While at TV Tupi, he appeared in various other productions, among them: Antônio Maria the novela that gave his career a major boost. In 1977, Ramos moved at the same time moving to Rio de Janeiro. At Rede Globo, he consolidated his success, his first performance for the network was in the novela Espelho Mágico. In the same year, he shared duties as host of the musical program Globo de Ouro with the actress Christiane Torloni. By the end of the year he was starring in the novela O Astro, in which he took his first lead role at Rede Globo. During the novela, Ramos appeared in the first male nude scene in Brazilian novelas, despite the censorship of the military dictatorship in power at the time. In 1979, he starred in the novela Pai Herói. Afterwards, he joined the cast of the novela Chega Mais in the role of the grifter Tom, who despite the dubious nature of the character was the protagonist of the novela, beside Gelly, played by Sônia Braga. In 1981, he acted for the first time in a novela written by Manoel Carlos, playing the twins João Victor and Quinzinho in the novela Baila Comigo.
His performance, in which he distinguished the two characters without resort to makeup, using techniques of voice and posture to define the characters, was acclaimed by the critics. He co-starred in the novela Sol de Verão, in a sensitive portrayal of the deaf-mute Abel. In the novela Champagne, he played the son of a humble waiter, who had to fight to prove his father innocent of a false accusation of murder, he began a sequence of lead roles in novelas, among them the mysterious Pardel in the novela Livre para Voar, the hitman Riobaldo in the historical novela Grande Sertão: Veredas, the ambitious Cristiano in the remake of Selva de Pedra, the muddled taxidriver Tonico in Bebê a Bordo, the engineer Jorge in the miniseries O Primo Basílio, the bankrupt millionaire Edu in Rainha da Sucata, the biologist João in the miniseries O Sorriso do Lagarto, the lawyer Álvaro in Felicidade. In 1993, he hosted some episodes of Você Decide while participating in the novela Olho no Olho, in the role of Father Guido, who leaves the priesthood to fight a crime syndicate.
In 1994,he participated in the pilot of the series A Comédia da Vida Privada. In 1995, he starred in the novela A Próxima Vítima; the next year he returned to host Você Decide, in addition to joining the regular cast of the series A Vida Como Ela É and starred in the novela Anjo de Mim. In 1998, he was featured as one of the principal characters of the novela Torre de Babel as the ex-con Clementino, who begins the novela in prison for havin
Marcos Palmeira de Paula is a Brazilian actor. He is nephew of the siblings Chico Lupe Gigliotti. In 2013, he was nominated for an International Emmy Award for best actor in the series Mandrake. 2017 - Os Dias Eram Assim - Toni 2016 - Velho Chico - Cícero 2013 - O Canto da Sereia - Agostinho Matoso 2012 - Cheias de Charme - Sandro 2009 - Cama de Gato - Gustavo Brandão 2008 - Três Irmãs - Bento Rio Preto 2006 - Belíssima - Gilberto Moura 2003 - Celebridade - Fernando Amorim 2002 - Esperança - Zequinha 2001 - Porto dos Milagres - Gumercindo Vieira 1999 - Andando nas Nuves - Chico Mota 1998 - Torre de Babel - Alexandre Leme Toledo 1996 - Salsa e Merengue - Valentim 1995 - Irmãos Coragem - João Coragem 1993 - Renascer - João Pedro 1991 - Amazônia - Caio 1990 - Pantanal - Tadeu 1988 - Vale Tudo - Mário Sérgio 1968 - Copacabana Me Engana.... Direção Paulo Alberto Monteiro de Barros 1982 - O Segredo da Múmia.... Marcos Viana 1984 - Garota Dourada 1984 - Nunca Fomos Tão Felizes.... Estudante Interno 1984 - Memórias do Cárcere 1985 - Avaeté - semente da vingança 1986 - A Cor do seu Destino....
Raul 1986 - Fulaninha 1986 - Os Trapalhões e o Rei do Futebol 1986 - Trancado por Dentro.... Cadú 1987 - Ele, o Boto 1987 - Leila Diniz 1987 - Romance da Empregada 1987 - Um Trem para as Estrelas.... Jacaré 1988 - Dedé Mamata.... Alpino 1990 - Barrela: Escola de Crimes.... Tirica 1990 - Carnaval.... Beto 1990 - Stelinha.... Eurico 1991 - Vai Trabalhar, Vagabundo II - A Volta 1995 - Carlota Joaquina, princesa do Brazil.... D. Pedro I 1996 - Buena Sorte… Edgar 1997 - Anahy de las Misiones]]…Solano 1997 - O Amor Está no Ar.... Carlos Henrique 1998 - Como Ser Solteiro.... Julinho 2000 - Villa-Lobos - Uma Vida de Paixão.... Heitor Villa-Lobos 2001 - O Casamento de Louise.... Bugre 2003 - Dom.... Bentinho 2003 - Oswaldo Cruz - O Médico do Brasil.... Oswaldo Cruz 2007 - O Tablado e Maria Clara Machado 2007 - O Homem que Desafiou o Diabo.... Zé Araújo / Ojuara 2008 - A Mulher do meu Amigo.... Thales 2009 - Quase um Tango....... Batavo 2009 - Bela Noite para Voar.... Carlos Lacerda 2012 - E Aí... Comeu? 2013 - Vendo ou Alugo....
Jorge 2014 - Os Homens São de Marte... E É Pra Lá que Eu Vou]].... Tom 2014 - A Noite da Virada 2016 - The Jungle Book |Mogli - O Menino Lobo.... Balu 2006 - Mandrake - Mandrake 1981 - O Diamante do Grão Mongol 1982 - "Os Meninos da Rua Paulo" 1984 - "Maria Minhoca"… 1984 - "Chapetuba Futebol clube"… Zito 1986 - "Uma Lição Longe Demais" … Valente 1987 - "Ligações Perigosas" - Dansenir 1993 - "Othello" … othello 1999 - "Adão e Eva"… Adão 2000 - Mais Uma Vez Amor … Rodrigo 2007 - Auto de Anjicos … Lampião Marcos Palmeira on IMDb Official website
Francisco "Chico" Díaz Rocha is a Mexican-born Brazilian actor. Francisco Díaz Rocha was born in Mexico City, he is the son of Juan Díaz Bordenave, a Paraguayan journalist and pedagogue, Maria Cândida, a Brazilian translator. He was raised in Rio de Janeiro, where their parents decided to live in 1968, he was married to actress Cecília Santana. He is married to actress Sílvia Buarque, with whom he has a daughter called Irene. Gabriela, Cravo e Canela Quilombo Avaete, Seed of Revenge The Man in the Black Cape Where the River Runs Black The Third Bank of the River Perfumed Ball Força de um Desejo Mango Yellow The Forest América Sonhos de Peixe Paraíso Tropical A Favorita O Contador de Histórias Gabriela Chico Díaz on IMDb