Dona Flor et ses deux maris (1976) Online
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.
|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|
|Nelson Xavier||-||Mirandão, Vadinho's Buddy|
|Arthur Costa Filho||-||Carlinhos the Guitarist|
|Rui Resende||-||Cazuza the Drunk|
|Nelson Dantas||-||Clodoaldo the Poet|
|Haydil Linhares||-||Norminha, Flor's Friend|
|Nilda Spencer||-||Dinorah, Flor's Friend|
|Ivanilda Ribeiro||-||Sofia a Servant|
|Francisco Santos||-||Venâncio, the Priest|
Debut theatrical feature film of American actress Mercedes Ruehl who portrayed an American girl in a casino.
The film was the most watched cinema movie in Brazilian theaters, holding the record for around twenty years, until Титаник (1997)'s theatrical release.
Director Bruno Barreto was born in 1955 and this film debuted in 1976 when he was only 20 or 21. Barreto started working on this film at age 19. Considering it was the largest grossing film in Brazil between its 1976 release and 1997, the then 19-year-old did a great job.
First of three filmed adaptations of Jorge Amado's novel , "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos". The second was made in the U.S.A as the cinema movie Kiss Me Goodbye (1982). The third version, and the second Brzailian version, was the Brazilian "telenovela" television series, Dona Flor e Seus 2 Maridos (1998).
Leniza Mayer the Famous Singer, the songstress character in the casino sequence, played by Betty Faria, stars in a leading role in the movie A Estrela Sobe (1974), also directed by this film's director, Bruno Barreto. In this other movie, the Leniza Mayer character is also played by the same actress Betty Faria as well. Further, the pair have also collaborated on Bye Bye Brasil (1980) and Romance da Empregada (1987).
The film's source novel by Jorge Amado was first filmed in Brazil as Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (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.
The film's source novel "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" by Jorge Amado suggested the Broadway musical "Saravà".
The 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Brazil were held in the 40th Anniversary year of this very famous Brazilian movie.
The movie was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Film but lost out to Ingmar Bergman's Höstsonaten (1978) [Autumn Sonata].
Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (1976), and its source novel were set in Brazil, South America but the American remake, Kiss Me Goodbye (1982), set the film in the USA. The scriptwriter Charlie Peters later wrote Blame It on Rio (1984) which did take place in Brazil and captured Dona Flor's "boudoir farce" elements which had been cut back dramatically in the Hollywood remake Kiss Me Goodbye (1982).
The film was made and released about a decade years after the publication of it source novel, "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" by Jorge Amado, which had been first published in 1966. Moreover, the picture was first released about seven years after the first English language version of the book had been first published in 1969.
This Brazilian picture became the most successful Brazilian film at the box-office in Brazil with its record not broken until around thirty-five years later with the Brazilian movie Элитный отряд: Враг внутри (2010).
Actress Sônia Braga and the picture were nominated for a BAFTA Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles but Braga lost out to Australian actress Judy Davis for My Brilliant Career (1979).
The movie was remade and broadcast as a Brazilian television series, Dona Flor e Seus 2 Maridos (1998), around twenty-two years after this theatrical feature film had debuted.
Blame It on Rio (1984) co-screenwriter Charlie Peters previously wrote Kiss Me Goodbye (1982) which was a remake of the Brazilian movie Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (1976) [Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands]. That movie and its source novel were both set in Brazil, South America, where Blame It on Rio (1984) is mostly set, with the American remake Kiss Me Goodbye (1982) being set in the USA. The original Brazilian film had a number of 'boudoir farce' story elements which were taken out for the American Kiss Me Goodbye (1982) remake. Peters then around two years later co-wrote this American remake Blame It on Rio (1984) which also takes place in Brazil, re-setting the action there from the Côte d'Azur in France where the source film, Un moment d'égarement (1977) [One Wild Moment], was mostly set. But this time the remake, Blame It on Rio (1984), did not have the 'boudoir farce' story elements removed from its source foreign film, as had been the case with Kiss Me Goodbye (1982).