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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
"Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  21 June 1978 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães
José Wilker ...
Valdomiro 'Vadinho' Santos Guimarães
Mauro Mendonça ...
Dr. Teodoro Madureira
Dinorah Brillanti ...
Rozilda
Nelson Xavier ...
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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A Classic!
26 December 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when it was released here in L.A. over twenty years ago. It was outrageously funny then, and even more so 20 years later.

Dona Flor is married to Mr Wrong, but she loves him and overlooks his short comings and takes care of him. After his untimely death, she marries Mr. Right who adores and cares for her. Yet, the spark Mr. Wrong ignited within her is missing. That is until the ghost of Mr. Wrong comes back... LOL! Can a woman love and honor two husbands?

Whether you're a stickler for monogamy or you believe having more than one spouse is the only way to go, you'll have fun viewing this beautiful, entertaining, and hilarious film.


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