Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

Country: Brazil
Release Date: November 22, 1976
Genre(s): Comedy
Director: Bruno Barreto
Cast: Sônia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Dinorah Brillanti ...
Awards: Gramado Film Festival: Best Director: Bruno Barreto; Best Film Music: Francis Hime; Special Jury Award: Anisio Medeiros, production designer

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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands - sceneDona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos in Portuguese) is a 1976 comedy film directed by Bruno Barreto. Based on the novel of the same name by Jorge Amado, it takes place in 1940s Bahia. It stars Sônia Braga, José Wilker, and Mauro Mendonça in the leading roles. The screenplay was adapted by Barreto, Eduardo Coutinho, and Leopoldo Serran.

When initially released, Dona Flor became the most successful film in Brazilian history. Internationally, it received nominations for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award. In 1982, an American remake titled Kiss Me Goodbye, starring Sally Field, James Caan, and Jeff Bridges on the leading roles, was released. Field received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.


Plot

In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to her neighbours but he takes all her money to gamble. One day he dies. Flor misses the goods of the marriage so she marries again with a very correct gentleman – the owner of the drugstore (Teodoro). Now she’s very happy with her man, but misses the erotic moments with her previous husband. Then the ghost of Vadhino comes to earth to chase her.


Awards

  • Gramado Film Festival: Best Director: Bruno Barreto; Best Film Music: Francis Hime; Special Jury Award: Anisio Medeiros, production designer

Data Sheet

Directed by: Bruno Barreto
Produced by: Luiz Carlos Barreto and Newton Rique
Written by: Bruno Barreto, Eduardo Coutinho, Leopoldo Serran, based on the novel by Jorge Amado
Cast: Sônia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Dinorah Brillanti …
Music by: Chico Buarque de Hollanda and Francis Hime
Cinematography: Murilo Salles
Editing by: Raimundo Higino
Distributed by: Embrafilme
Release date: November 22, 1976 (Brazil)
Running time: 110 min.
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese


Amazon’s Customers Reviews

A Heartwarming fantasy about love and life! Beautiful!!!!
Dona Flor is the film version of internationlly acclaimed Brazilian author, Jorge Amado’s masterpiece! It is a beautiful story of a Bahian woman and her first husband who is arrogant and abusive but at the same time passionate and sexy. He dies. Her second husband is a good provider and loves her but lacks the passion and charm of the 1st husband. When the first husband’s spirit comes back to Dona Flor she soon realizes that she can have everything she ever wanted. It is a beautiful story and Sonia Braga’s performance is brilliant as usual! The cinematography shows great views of the fasinating city of Salvador. Well worth watching! E um dos melhores fimles do Brasil!!!! E uma maravilha!

A compelling movie that grasps your attention.
A wonderful movie from beginning to end. Don’t let the subtitles keep you from watching such a brilliant movie.
Sonia Braga is a wonderful Brazilian actress, once again displaying her sensual side in this movie about a loving wife torn between her gigolo husband and a loving devoted husband.
I never get tired of watching this classic.
And if you haven’t read the book. you must!

Sultry and sexy Sonia Braga reigns supreme in “Dona Flor”
“Dona Flor & Her Two Husbands” gives a wonderful and often charming glimpse into one woman’s life–and affairs of the heart–in 1940′s Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. If you’re an aficionado of all things Brazilian, you’ll love “Dona Flor,” from the Bahian Carnaval to moqueca to candomble (NOT voodoo) to a great shot of the Pelorinho at the film’s close. Not for the sensually inhibited, “Dona Flor” is highly entertaining.A

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, 5.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos in Portuguese) is a 1976 comedy film directed by Bruno Barreto. Based on the novel of the same name by Jorge Amado, it takes place in 1940s Bahia. It stars Sônia Braga, José Wilker, and Mauro Mendonça...
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