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Dona Violante Miranda (1960)

Ms. Violante Miranda is a bordello owner who raises a small girl as her own granddaughter. When she gets a little older, she is sent to study in Europe, and when she returns, she becomes a ... See full summary »

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Fernando De Barros
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Dercy Gonçalves Dercy Gonçalves ... Violante Miranda
Odete Lara Odete Lara ... Josete
Marina Freire Marina Freire ... Boneca
Fernando Baleroni Fernando Baleroni ... Tonico
Célia Coutinho Célia Coutinho ... Rosita (Filhinha)
Elísio de Albuquerque Elísio de Albuquerque ... Polidoro
Celso Faria Celso Faria ... Gastão
Mauro Mendonça ... Firmino
Labiby Mady Labiby Mady ... Gaby
Márcia Cardeal Márcia Cardeal ... Rosita - Child
João Restife João Restife ... Cabo
Alberto Prado Alberto Prado ... Prefeito
Odavlas Petti Odavlas Petti ... Médico
Nadir Rocha Nadir Rocha ... Zazá
Eleonor Bruno Eleonor Bruno ... Santinha
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Ms. Violante Miranda is a bordello owner who raises a small girl as her own granddaughter. When she gets a little older, she is sent to study in Europe, and when she returns, she becomes a socialite, rejecting her previous milieu and her "grandmother". Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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A Dramatic Tale of Ingratitude
13 August 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1932, in São Paulo, when the sick whore Rosita (Célia Coutinho) dies, the warmhearted former prostitute and owner of a bordello Dona Violante Miranda (Dercy Gonçalves) raises her daughter Filhinha (Célia Coutinho) as if she were of her own. Violante inclusive marries her mate, Dr. Polidoro (Elísio de Albuquerque), to make Filhinha be accepted in the best schools and raise the girl in silver spoon. Later, she moves to a farm in the country and becomes a successful local citizen and first lady of the place. Near to the wedding day of Filhinha with Gastão, the son of a powerful farmer, his father investigates the past of Violante and calls off the wedding. Violante discloses the secret of Filhinha's origins.

"Dona Violante Miranda" is wrongly classified as a comedy in IMDb. This human tale is actually a drama that exposes the hypocritical morality and costumes of Brazilian society in the 30's, 40's and 50's. Dercy Gonçalves is very funny in the role of the warmhearted and simple Dona Violante Miranda, a good woman that won in life in spite of her tough and poor origins. The ingratitude of Filhinha, and the despicable attitude of her grandfather are heartbreaking. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Dona Violante Miranda" ("Ms. Violante Miranda")


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Portuguese

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10 March 1960 (Brazil) See more »

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