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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (original title)
R | | Comedy | 21 June 1978 (USA)
In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to ... See full summary »

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Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães
José Wilker ...
Valdomiro 'Vadinho' Santos Guimarães
Mauro Mendonça ...
Dr. Teodoro Madureira
Dinorah Brillanti ...
Rozilda
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Mirandão, Vadinho's Buddy
Arthur Costa Filho ...
Carlinhos the Guitarist
Rui Resende ...
Cazuza the Drunk
Mário Gusmão ...
Arigof
Nelson Dantas ...
Clodoaldo the Poet
Haydil Linhares ...
Norminha, Flor's Friend
Nilda Spencer ...
Dinorah, Flor's Friend
Sílvia Cadaval ...
Jacy
Ivanilda Ribeiro ...
Sofia a Servant
Sue Ribeiro ...
Magnólia
Francisco Santos ...
Venâncio, the Priest
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In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to her neighbours but he takes all her money to gamble. One day he dies. Flor misses the goods of the marriage so she marries again with a very correct gentleman - the owner of the drugstore (Teodoro). Now she's very happy with her man, but misses the erotic moments with her previous husband. Then the ghost of Vadhino comes to earth to chase her. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Director Bruno Barreto was born in 1955 and this film debuted in 1976 when he was only 20 or 21. Barreto started working on this film at age 19. Considering it was the largest grossing film in Brazil between its 1976 release and 1997, the then 19-year-old did a great job. See more »

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O Que Será (À Flor da Terra)
Written by Chico Buarque
Performed by Simone
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A Classic of Brazilian Cinema that will give you a taste of Brazil. I watched when it was released and have good memories!
25 February 1999 | by (US) – See all my reviews

Dona Flor, Sonia Braga, ( The Kiss of the Spider Woman and Robert Redford; Milagro Beanfield War) is married to Vadinho, José Wilker ( well known Brazilian Soapopera star). Vadinho likes women and Flor is a subservient wife who gives cooking lessons because she is well known in town for her good cooking. Vadinho never misses a chance to flirt and even to touch other women in front of Flor, who never catches him. Flor is great denial because she loves him and they have a great sex life. Vadinho dies. She remarries the town pharmacist, Mauro Mendonça (another famous Soap opera actor) who is a complete prude. Vadinho then begins to show up as a ghost, and keeps making fun of her prude husband. Well many funny moments of great laughter. Based on a book by Jorge Amado, one of the foremost Brazilian writers ( Gabriela, Cravo e Canela), this is a fun plot and very much into the Brazilian culture. You must give Vadinho a break at the beginning of the movie because machismo is somewhat accepted in the Latin culture, and as the plot develops his machismo will make you laugh. Well directed by Bruno Barreto, who directed ( Four Days in September) movie that was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film in 1988, Dona Flor will give great insights into Brazilian culture and a flavor to taste Brazilian food. Very spice, and fun Movie. I highly recommend!


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