Xica (1976)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Political Drama  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
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The uncommonly sexy, clever and ambitious slave Xica Da Silva won her independence and much more in mid-19th-century Brazil by using her feminine wiles and her lovemaking prowess to induce the Portuguese town governor to grant her freedom. In so doing, she became a legend and an inspiration to Brazil's large population of slaves and (eventually) ex-slaves. This film tells her story.

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Black [race], slavery, rags-to-riches, upward-mobility, seduction, sex, greed, prostitute/prostitution