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Release Date: July 09, 2003Running Time: 105 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $198,181.00
Genre: Drama, Foreign

Lazaro Ramos
Marcelia Cartaxo
Flavio Bauraqui
Felippe Marques

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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. The story begins in 1932, in Rio de Janeiro's bohemian Lapa district, when João Francisco is about to achieve his dream: becoming a stage star. In the sordid yet lively world of Lapa--populated by pimps, prostitutes and other denizens of Rio's underworld--João battles the streets and presides over a surrogate family that inc... Full Summary >>