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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 »

Director:

Bruno Barreto

Writers:

Jorge Amado (novel), Bruno Barreto | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sônia Braga ... Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães (as Sonia Braga)
José Wilker ... Valdomiro 'Vadinho' Santos Guimarães
Mauro Mendonça ... Dr. Teodoro Madureira
Dinorah Brillanti Dinorah Brillanti ... Rozilda
Nelson Xavier ... Mirandão, Vadinho's Buddy
Arthur Costa Filho Arthur Costa Filho ... Carlinhos the Guitarist
Rui Resende Rui Resende ... Cazuza the Drunk
Mário Gusmão Mário Gusmão ... Arigof
Nelson Dantas Nelson Dantas ... Clodoaldo the Poet
Haydil Linhares Haydil Linhares ... Norminha, Flor's Friend
Nilda Spencer Nilda Spencer ... Dinorah, Flor's Friend
Sílvia Cadaval Sílvia Cadaval ... Jacy
Ivanilda Ribeiro Ivanilda Ribeiro ... Sofia a Servant
Sue Ribeiro Sue Ribeiro ... Magnólia
Francisco Santos Francisco Santos ... Venâncio, the Priest
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

21 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands See more »

Filming Locations:

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Brazil were held in the 40th Anniversary year of this very famous Brazilian movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original Brazilian release ran 118 minutes. See more »

Connections

Remade as Kiss Me Goodbye (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

O Que Será (À Flor da Pele)
Written by Chico Buarque
Performed by Simone
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Sexy
31 December 2006 | by rudyard-2See all my reviews

When I first saw it, it was one of the most sexiest movies I had ever seen. Sonia Braga back in the late seventies was a beautiful woman and now as a 57 year old she still has that look. After seeing the movie I wanted to see more of Brazil, so much I went to Rio. I was not disappointed. From very rich ex-patriot Germans to super poor mixed race Brazilians, it was an eye opener. Brazilian women were so sexy in dress and manner but don't let the eye candy fool you. There character was top rate. As one Brazilian woman put it, "We dress like this because we celebrate life and sex, but to get these pants off a wedding ring is the key."


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