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21 June 1978 (USA) See more »
In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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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! See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sonia Braga ... 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
Francisco Dantas ... Dr. Argemiro
João Gama ... Moreira, Dona Norma's Husband
Alvaro Freire ... Silvério
Hélio Ary ... Venceslau Diniz
Wilson Mello ... Vivaldo
Lourdes Coimbra ... Dionísia a Hooker
Miguelão ... Paranaguá Ventura
Manfredo Colassanti ... Pelanchi
Antonio Ganzarolli ... Dedinho
Jurandyr Ferreira ... Emílio Veiga
Mara Rúbia ... Claudete
Lícia Magna ... Filó
Joaquim Menezes ... Comendador
Orlanita Ribeiro ... Woman
Antônio Victor ... Antiógenes
José Ribeiro ... Gerônimo
Cláudio Mamberti ... Man
Dita Corte Real ... Inácia
Marta Anderson ... Mirabel
Eliane Rogério ... Tavinha
Betty Lago ... Zizi
Marta Moyano ... Amália
Gigi ... Girl
Zé Anão ... Man
Heleno Lopes ... Man
Betty Faria ... Leniza Mayer the Famous Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernanda de Jesus

Mercedes Ruehl ... American girl in casino

Directed by
Bruno Barreto 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jorge Amado  novel
Bruno Barreto 
Eduardo Coutinho 
Leopoldo Serran 

Produced by
Lucy Barreto .... supervising producer
Luiz Carlos Barreto .... producer
Nelson Porto .... associate producer
Newton Rique .... producer
Paulo Cezar Sesso .... associate producer
Original Music by
Chico Buarque de Hollanda 
Francis Hime 
Cinematography by
Murilo Salles 
Film Editing by
Raimundo Higino 
Production Design by
Anisio Medeiros 
Costume Design by
Anisio Medeiros 
Makeup Department
Jaque Monteiro .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ivan De Souza .... production manager
José Carlos Escalero .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jorge Durán .... assistant director
Sound Department
Walter Goulart .... sound
Roberto Leite .... sound assistant (as Roberto Melo)
Victor Raposeiro .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Manoel de Araujo .... special effects
Other crew
Rudy Bohn .... title designer
Cyro Del Nero .... title designer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" - Brazil (original title)
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110 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Leniza Mayer, the singer in the casino sequence, played by Betty Faria, is a leading role of the movie "A Estrela Sobe", also directed by Bruno Barreto. In this film, Leniza Mayer is played by Betty Faria too.See more »
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Referenced in Esperando Godard (2012)See more »
O Que Será (Abertura)See more »


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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
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
Author: Rosemea D.S. MacPherson from US

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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