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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

4.6 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

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Directed by Bruno Baretto staring Sonia Braga BRAZIL (in Portugese with Eng ST)T his Brazilian comedy, based on the novel by leading Brazilian author Jorge Amado, follows the strange events that befall Dona Flor after the death of her wild, irresponsible husband. Attempting to marry more wisely the second time around, she weds a stable but boring pharmacist, only to be visited by the sexy ghost of her late husband

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Product Details

  • Actors: Jose Wilker Sonia Braga
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: New Yorker
  • DVD Release Date: December 30, 2008
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001EOSDRI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #106,937 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands" on IMDb

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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!
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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!
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"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.
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Remaster version of the most successful film in Brazil history. New York Video really has respect for his clientele. The image quality is optimal, taking in account the year the movie was released. It is in enhanced 16x9 Widescreen. The soundtrack by Chico Buarque has been remastered in Dolby. No scene has been cut. No censure. New York Video presents the complete Re-release version as was presented in Brazil. In optional English or Portuguese language with optional English subtitles.
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I first rented this movie in the 1980s from Blockbuster. It was so different, such a surprising delight, I watched it again about 10 years later. Different from anything I saw before or since.

I would like to see this on DVD, then I would purchase a copy. I discovered Sonia Braga in this movie. She was demure, then glowing with repressed eroticism, very sexy and then naked with her two husbands. Definitely not for those who cannot deal with open expressions of multidimensions of the sensual - music, samba, touch, dance, food, color, pastels, alleys, crooked walls etcetera.

Someone said it is amateurish etcetera. Definitely not 21st century production values, but it is a work of art.
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Saw this when it came out in the early 80's ---It stood the test of time and I enjoyed seeing it again and owning it finally. Obviously a foreign film--- If you've never seen it it would depend on your taste as to whether you'd like it. If yopur going to plunk down $30 though ile assume you've already seen it and are concerned with the quality of the disc. ---To me the quality is acceptable but the disc is super overpriced. It has NOT BEEN REMASTERED / It is not a Blue Ray--Not that that would help a non restored/remastered film as many studios try to fool the public with. As a film though I still quite enjoyed it and there are not a lot of films that are so different. Final conclusion---------A GOOD TIME FOR A HIGH PRICE
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Finally, after several years of searching, I found a dvd of this film at less than $150!

This is a terrific comedy about a woman whose first husband was fun, passionate & sexy, but a drunk, liar, cheat, con man, gambler, abusive and completely unreliable. He dies during carnival. As one of the characters says about him, there wasn't a single cause of death, rather his liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, in fact all of his body, gave out as a result of years of alcohol & partying 24/7. After an appropriate mourning period, a pharmacist begins courting the young widow. He is everything that her departed husband wasn't. He is older, sober, honest, well-to-do, very reliable... and passionless, un-sexy and a general stick-in-the-mud. Dona Flor marries him because he is a respectable, nice man who professes to love her. But her new marriage is extremely dull and she begins to recall her late husband and how passionate he was. In fact she recalls him so strongly that he reappears, but only to her. She is torn between her love and respect for her second husband and her passion for her first. Eventually she decides that she can have both.

This is a great film based on a great novel by Jorge Amado. The film immerses the viewer in mid-20th Century Brazilian culture as well as the storyline. In fact, much of the story line is about the cultural image that the Brazilian male has of himself. The myth of the American male is personified by John Wayne and the myth of the Brazilian male is personified by the "malandro" Vadinho, the first husband. Now, you have learned a Portuguese word. "malandro". See the film and you will truly understand it.
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