Doña Flor and Her Two Husbands

Film, Comedy
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An occasionally engaging Brazilian comedy, taken from a novel by Jorge Amado, about a woman whose irresponsible husband Vadinho drops dead dancing in a carnival. She subsequently remarries the respectable but, alas, not-so-sexy pharmacist Teodoro. The comedy format allows a neat reconciliation of her conflicting urges for sex and security: she simply calls up Vadinho as a ghost, and lives happily with both husbands. Unfortunately, the film tries to get it both ways too, by marrying arty satire with Carry On innuendo.

By: JM

Release details

Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bruno Barreto
Screenwriter: Bruno Barreto
Cast: Sonia Braga
José Wilker
Mauro Mendonça
Dinorah Brillanti
Nelson Xavier
Arthur Costa Filho
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