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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

The film was the most watched cinema movie in Brazilian theaters, holding the record for around twenty years, until Titanic (1997)'s theatrical release. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original Brazilian release ran 118 minutes. See more »

Connections

Remade as Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (2017) See more »

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O Que Será (Abertura)
Written and Performed by Chico Buarque
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Silly taste of Brazil
24 February 2002 | by wjficklingSee all my reviews

As a confirmed Brazilophile who has visited that charming country many times, I can easily affirm that this film will come as close as any other to providing you with the authentic flavor of Brazil. What keeps this from being a really good film is its essential silliness. Another reviewer has recapitulated the plot fairly well, so I don't need to do that here. Suffice it to say that I don't find it incomprehensible that Flor would put up with her first husband's peccadillos as the price for passionate sex. What I do find incomprehensible is that a woman as passionate as Flor would put up with her second husband's ineptitude at lovemaking. He wears both his pajamas and his underwear to bed and keeps them on when he makes love, and she keeps her nightgown on as well. Why doesn't she rip all of the clothes off and teach him something? Oh well..........


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