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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:

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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 movie was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film but lost out to Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata (1978) [Autumn Sonata]. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original Brazilian release ran 118 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Esperando Godard (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

O Que Será (À Flor da Terra)
Written by Chico Buarque
Performed by Simone
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A Classic of Brazilian Cinema that will give you a taste of Brazil. I watched when it was released and have good memories!
25 February 1999 | by macpherrSee all my reviews

Dona Flor, Sonia Braga, ( The Kiss of the Spider Woman and Robert Redford; Milagro Beanfield War) is married to Vadinho, José Wilker ( well known Brazilian Soapopera star). Vadinho likes women and Flor is a subservient wife who gives cooking lessons because she is well known in town for her good cooking. Vadinho never misses a chance to flirt and even to touch other women in front of Flor, who never catches him. Flor is great denial because she loves him and they have a great sex life. Vadinho dies. She remarries the town pharmacist, Mauro Mendonça (another famous Soap opera actor) who is a complete prude. Vadinho then begins to show up as a ghost, and keeps making fun of her prude husband. Well many funny moments of great laughter. Based on a book by Jorge Amado, one of the foremost Brazilian writers ( Gabriela, Cravo e Canela), this is a fun plot and very much into the Brazilian culture. You must give Vadinho a break at the beginning of the movie because machismo is somewhat accepted in the Latin culture, and as the plot develops his machismo will make you laugh. Well directed by Bruno Barreto, who directed ( Four Days in September) movie that was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film in 1988, Dona Flor will give great insights into Brazilian culture and a flavor to taste Brazilian food. Very spice, and fun Movie. I highly recommend!


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