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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, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking and he takes all of her money... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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
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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, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking and he takes all of her money to gamble. After Vadinho dies, Flor marries Tedoror, the owner of a drugstore. Flor is happy with her new husband but misses the love life with her previous husband. When one day the ghost of Vadhino comes back to peruse her. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Trivia

Leniza Mayer the Famous Singer, the songstress character in the casino sequence, played by Betty Faria, stars in a leading role in the movie A Estrela Sobe (1974), also directed by this film's director, Bruno Barreto. In this other movie, the Leniza Mayer character is also played by the same actress Betty Faria as well. Further, the pair have also collaborated on Bye Bye Brasil (1980) and Romance da Empregada (1987). See more »

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Version of Dona Flor e Seus 2 Maridos (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

O Que Será (À Flor da Terra)
Written by Chico Buarque
Performed by Simone
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Rather boring.
25 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Sonia Braga's beauty and charm is sure to captivate most male viewers of this film, but even they will probably notice that the whole thing DRAGS along at a slow-as-molasses pacing and feels incomplete, as if the filmmakers couldn't come up with a truly satisfying ending. The basic story is clever, but I'm afraid this film too often borders on boredom. (**1/2)


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