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Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos
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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 »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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  (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  (as 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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Also Known As:
"Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" - Brazil (original title)
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110 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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It was the most watched film in Brazilian theaters, holding the record for 20 years until Titanic (1997) release.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Esperando Godard (2012)See more »
O Que Será (À Flor da Pele)See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Classic!, 26 December 2003
Author: sundownlady from Los Angeles

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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