IMDb > Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) More at IMDbPro »Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (original title)


User Rating:
7.0/10   1,619 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 56% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
View company contact information for Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
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 »
User Reviews:
A Delightful Transposition to the Cinema of the Greatest Best-Seller of the Brazilian Literature See more (9 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

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" - Brazil (original title)
See more »
110 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Bruno Barreto was born in 1955 and this film came out in 1976 when he was only 20 or 21. He started working on this film at age 19. Considering it was the largest grossing film in Brazil between its 1976 release and 1997, the 19-year-old did a great job.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Esperando Godard (2012)See more »
O Que Será (Abertura)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Delightful Transposition to the Cinema of the Greatest Best-Seller of the Brazilian Literature, 20 January 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the dawn of the Sunday of the Carnival of 1943, in Salvador, the thirty-three years old Valdomiro 'Vadinho' Santos Guimarães (José Wilker) dies, with many internal organs not working well. The widow, the teacher of culinary art Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães (Sônia Braga), misses him and remember their lives together along seven years of marriage. Gambler, Bohemian, hard-drinker, "bon-vivant", but also good lover, Vadinho left Flor in the honeymoon, after the consumption of his obligations, to gamble in a casino and spend the rest of the night in a brothel. But he knew how to treat and love Flor, and in the end she made peace with him. After his death, Flor marries Dr. Teodoro Madureira (Mauro Mendonça), a good husband and hard- worker, with a great culture and player of oboe in a local orchestra. Teodoro gives a comfortable and very stable life to Flor, but without passion in his love, having boring sexual intercourse with her. After one year of marriage, Flor misses so much the sex life with Vadinho that she includes him in her sexual life. "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" is a delightful transposition to the cinema of the greatest best-seller of the Brazilian literature, having more than two millions readers. The naive and metaphoric story of a woman in the 40's, in the interior of Brazil, who has a repressed sexual life in her second marriage, and fantasizes thinking in the love of her former husband, is indeed a classic in Brazil. Sonia Braga in the beginning of her career, with her very Brazilian type, is magnificent in the role of Dona Flor, and José Wilker is the personification of the "Brazilian loafer" of the 40's, wearing white suit, asking for money to his friends, spending the money in gamble, women and booze, and having a woman to support him. This movie was awarded in the "Festival of Gramado (Brazil)" in 1977, and was nominated to the Golden Globe of 1979 in the category Best Foreigner Movie. This movie was recently released on DVD in Brazil. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos"

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (9 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Salvador de Bahia lexnlido2
Opening Song lexnlido2
will 2008 be the year this classic is released on DVD? Zinjanthropus
I Wish DVD jimpeggy
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Eyes Wide Shut Across the Universe Malèna Lower City McCabe & Mrs. Miller
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb Brazil section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.