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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães (as Sonia Braga)
... Valdomiro 'Vadinho' Santos Guimarães
... Dr. Teodoro Madureira
Dinorah Brillanti ... Rozilda
... 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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Director Bruno Barreto was born in 1955 and this film debuted in 1976 when he was only 20 or 21. Barreto started working on this film at age 19. Considering it was the largest grossing film in Brazil between its 1976 release and 1997, the then 19-year-old did a great job. See more »

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Written and Performed by Chico Buarque
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Jumble! Mix-and-Match
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One of Bruno Barreto's earliest works, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands is a comical story about human desires and the need for balance. This movie is for everyone who ever wanted to mix and match the qualities of failed lovers into the perfect partner. You will laugh and see yourself in Dona Flor's struggles.


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