Chico Xavier

Synopsis: A biography of spiritual medium and author Francisco Candido Xavier.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Daniel Filho
  7 wins & 28 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Year:
2010
124 min
57 Views


A MAN'S LIFE STORY

DOES NOT FIT INTO A FILM

HOW TO GIVE DUE WORTH

TO EACH YEAR:

OR INCLUDE EACH EVEN OR EACH PERSON PART OF A LIFE

WHAT MUST BE DONE

IS TO BE TRUE TO WHAT HAPPENED

AND RELATE THE ESSENCE

OF THE JOURNEY.

Mother,

my dear mother.

You always kept

your promises.

Come.

Come be near me once again.

I'll be with you.

I'm quite sure you will.

-Five minutes, sir.

-Thank you.

B Suite, please get ready!

-We're ready.

-Alright, man.

You gotta white balance.

Camera 2, Camera 3..

Please...

A minute and a half

and we'll be on air.

Saulo...

Saulo, our guest

is heading your way.

Quiet! We're starting,

we're starting!

Quietly, please.

Take your places.

Release the teaser.

-Roll credits!

-Done.

Teaser is on air.

Four, three, two...

Good evening

ladies and gentlemen,

we now present...

another edition

of our Quick Fire show.

With us tonight,

the greatest and most controversial

Brazilian medium of the century...

-Attention telecinema...

-United States, England...

...in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal

is well known.

-Roll.

-Done.

Born in 1910, in Pedro Leopoldo,

Minas Gerais.

Having lost his mother

as a child,

he did his first spirit writing

in his youth...

-Camera 1, on him.

-Chico moved to...

Uberaba in the 50's, where

he started his current center,

the Christian Spiritist

Communion Center.

-With the proceeds from more than

-Tell 2 to stay on Saulo.

over 100 books, dictated

by his spiritual guides...

Cut to 2...

-2 on Saulo.

-He has dedicated himself...

-to works...

-Leave it on him...

here comes the needling.

He has been called both

mad man and saint.

A fraud

or a phenomenon?

Do spirits exist?

Does life end after death?

-The ratings will go through the roof.

-Here with us tonight,

-our special guest,

-Yeah, yeah.

Francisco Cndido Xavier.

-Our Chico Xavier.

-Cut to 1, cut to 1.

Good evening, Chico.

We are touched...

by our dear host's words...

Did you see the wig, Orlando?

We feel unable to live up

to the expectations of this show,

so we are here under the protection

of our spiritual friends...

Put 1 on him...

-cut to 1, cut to him.

-1, close in on Xavier's hairpiece.

Is it? Is it?

So I pray to all our friends

of the spiritist faith...

Vivaldo!

Vivaldo, come quick,

our godfather's on TV!

Here I am afraid

to be even more uncivil...

than I already am

in daily life.

Chico, I'd like to know

how you'd define your life:

sacrifice,

-distrust, misapprehension?

-Cut to 2.

So many people go

through painful moments,

it would be pretentious

to think myself persecuted,

misunderstood.

So yours is a life of giving?

I will take the liberty

to use words...

different to the ones used

by the illustrious reporter.

I'd say that my life is a search...

A search for peace.

Cut to 1 and zoom in.

Of a certain inner peace...

I believe that giving

is a part of this.

I might say,

I've been helping others...

since I was a child.

''Oh clement, oh pious,

oh sweet forever Virgin Mary

pray for us,

holiest mother of God,

may we be deserving

of Christ's vows.

To thee we clamor,

we the exiled children of Eve...

...To thee we sigh,

moaning and crying

in this valley of tears...''

Go on boy!

Lick the wound.

What're you waitin' for?

Lick it already!

Do it good d'you hear,

it's only 3 Fridays.

Do it good!

''Here she is, our advocate,

turn your merciful eyes on us!

After our exile

lets us see Jesus...'

Disgustin'.

Chico, you did good being

obedient to your godmother.

Humility is a virtue of yours.

It was that magic lady

who told me to do it.

She's ain't no magic lady,

she's a healer.

She prescribed,

but it's your godmother

who gives the orders.

He's gonna be alright soon,

the torture's gonna be over.

So my tongue's magic?

No... It ain't neither.

What's botherin' you?

Godmother ain't gonna be long.

That all?

You tol' me you'd stay near me.

Ain't I near you...

Look if you pray just right,

Jesus said he's gonna send

an angel to help you.

I don' want no angel!

Ain't you gonna show me

your spinnin'top?

Huh!

You're really somethin',

Chico!

Chico!

Where're you, you brat!

Won't be too long,

afore I'm back.

How long is not too long?

Chico!

It don't matter what she does...

-Chico!

-You make like it's alright.

Chico!

You brat where're you?!

S'true that the neighbour's

daughter's dead?

That one there.

Is a fire that don't burn out,

a street broom,

swishin' this way an' that.

She made too much effort

-and look what's happened!

-Yeah...

She was kinda old to be a mother,

past the age.

Well I never.

Thirty-five and pregnant.

The problem was an inadequate

formation of the egg.

What's that, son?

The baby was in an ec...

ectopic position!

That's it.

There he goes again.

Where'd you get that, boy?

I saw her over the wall,

and the man done tol'me.

What's this son?

What else

did the doctor say?

It wasn't no doctor.

It was a voice I heard.

Rita!

Sound like something

come from the devil.

Father,

I gotta a lot of sins

on my back.

Chico, confession

is not our daily bread.

You haven't even had

your first communion, why confess?

But, I gotta lot a sins.

Again?

What is it this time?

See anything in the dark?

Heard things

that go bump in the night?

You done tol'me it

these are the devil's works.

I ain't having nothing to do

with him.

All right. Lets get

this conversation back on track...

Chico these are things

in a boy's head.

Do you want to be different

from everyone else

or do you prefer

being a good Christian?

I just' don't want

everybody on me.

I wanna keep to mysel'.

So you have to be

a good Christian.

A member of the Roman and Apostolic,

Catholic Church.

Yeah!

I wanna be a Christian.

I gotta get rid of this thing

that's draggin'me down.

Right!

That's the best choice.

But it's not easy

to be a good Christian.

Father, I understan'.

I swear an'swear again,

I wannna be a good Christian.

I want God to rid me

of this ghost,

so ain't nobody

gonna be angry at me no more.

You're made of gold, Chico.

And if the devil

comes tempting you

remember,

I'm by your side with Jesus.

You go home now and pray,

it'll relieve your head

and keep evil away.

-OK.

-May God go with you.

Father,

ain't it that,

Mr. Pascoal sent his regards.

What's this rubbish?

He's been dead

these last ten years.

But, I seen him yesterday.

No you didn't!

You're lying!

You don't know what he looked like.

You dreamed you saw him!

Well, if it's like that,

I dreamed I saw him,

I dreamed I saw this huge spot,

right here on his forehead.

Uh... a big mole right, here?

Yeah... Yeah.

Chico, make those prayers

a full rosary!

And pray correctly!

Do you hear?

It ain't 'cause I'm far away,

I don't keep an eye on you.

Pa, what do you do

when yer'far away,

-do you take a holiday?

-Holiday...

I sell luck to people

so I can make money.

Ain't there a way to make

money here, in Pedro Leopoldo?

Yeah there is...

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