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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976)

Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (original title)
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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The film's source novel by Jorge Amado was first filmed in Brazil as Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) [Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands]. Its American remake, Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), is also based on this movie, and was made and first released about six years later. See more »

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Referenced in Aquarius (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

O Que Será (Abertura)
Written and Performed by Chico Buarque
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A hilarious classic of Brazilian cinema and literature
27 August 2014 | by sagecamelSee all my reviews

This priceless old film contains brilliant performances, not only by the great Sonia Braga, and the Moliere Award-winning Jose Wilker, but also by the entire supporting cast.

The gossipy neighbors, the uptight mother, the casino and whorehouse friends of Vadinho, are all played to absolute perfection! Mauro Mendonça deserves honorable mention for his spot-on portrayal of the bassoon-playing dork of a second husband. I've seen this at least a dozen times, and I still can't stop laughing.

Few films create a masterpiece out of a masterpiece of fiction, which both this film and Jorge Amado's novel certainly are. Here, you get not only erotic art, but a hilarious and splendid comedy of manners, in a fantastic period setting, perfect in every detail. If that were not enough, the soundtrack of Francis Hime and Chico Buarque de Hollanda, with the theme song, "O que sera sera," sung by the great Simone, serves you an auditory feast worthy of Dona Flor's immortal moqueca.

A treasure to savor, over and over and over again!


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