Madame Satã

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Madame Satã

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Madame Satã

Release Date: October 03, 2002

Year    :   2002
Slogan    :   «Hustler, dreamer, devil, saint»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Romance, History
Production Companies    :   Wild Bunch, Videofilmes, Dominant 7, Lumière
Director    :   Karim Aïnouz
Producers    :   Mauricio Andrade Ramos, Marc Beauchamps, Vincent Maraval, Donald Ranvaud, Juliette Renaud, Walter Salles, Philip Brooks, Laurent Bocahut, Dominique Welinski, Isabel Diegues
Writers    :   Sérgio Machado, Karim Aïnouz, Marcelo Gomes, Mauricio Zacharias
RunTime    :   100 mins.

A story inspired by the life of one of the most remarkable figures in Brazilian popular culture, João Francisco dos Santos (1900-1976). In turn, bandit, transvestite, street fighter, brothel cook, convict and father to seven adopted children, dos Santos – better known as Madame Satã – was also a notorious gay performer who pushed social boundaries in a volatile time.

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