Dona Flor and her two husbands
A resident of a small town of Salvador in the outskirts of Bahia, Floripedes Paiva Guimaraes, a young hostess of the culinary school “Taste and Art,” becomes a widow. Her husband Valdomiro, nicknamed Gulyak, a drunkard, gambler, womanizer and merry fellow, dies in the color of years in the midst of a carnival from a heart rupture. Dona Flor is inconsolable: all seven years that they were together, she suffered from his betrayal, but no one could give her as much love and passion as Rumyaka, to whom she forgave all his antics.
Lamenting her husband, Dona Flor recalls the story of her life and love.
Her mother, Dona Rozilda, stubborn to stupor, a sharp and powerful person with whom no one can get along under one roof, after the death of her husband, remains with three children – two daughters and a son – without any means. With the help of Rosalia and Flor, beautiful, hardworking and modest girls, the ambitious Rozilda hopes to change destiny and gain a position in society. However, Rosalia does not marry a beautiful prince, but for a simple mechanic, and the heart of a shy and chaste Flor, who, despite her mother’s anger, rejects all wealthy suitors, conquers Gulyaka.
Rozilda is convinced that Valdomiro holds a solid post and is friends with the most influential people in the city. She hopes that he will make an offer to Flor. But when Rozilda learns that Gulyaka deceived
Despite her mother’s threats and even beatings, she continues to meet with the person and is given to him, then runs away from home and becomes his wife.
The money she earns, giving lessons in culinary arts, is enough for a modest life, and also to pay the debts of her dissolute husband, and since she can not have children, she does not think much about the future.
The days of Flor pass in the labors, and the nights are waiting: Will Rumyaka come to sleep or prefer her to the arms of some girl? However, when the husband is at home, she forgets about all the wrongs, because she feels that he still fervently loves her.
What to do if he has such a character and he can not without wine, roulette and sluts? And Flor, shedding tears of jealousy, realizes that while she is next to her, she is the happiest woman in the world.
All this time Rozilda, mother Flor, who fiercely hates her son-in-law, lives in another city with her son.
When Rozilda finds out that Gulyaka has died, she, happily, comes to Salvador in the hope that now her half-witted daughter, taught by bitter experience, will find herself a decent and rich husband. But Flor decisively rejects all attempts of the mother to woo her to some of the local rich people and aristocrats. She continues to give cooking lessons and leads an impeccable way of life, so that no one suspects that at night, Flor severely suffers from secret desires and undivided love passion. But the discord between flesh and spirit can not last forever and in the end Flor gives in to the entreaties of girlfriends, ceases to mourn and even takes courtship of men. Her attention is attracted by a forty-year-old bachelor, pharmacist and pharmacist Teodoro Madureira, who has long been fascinated by a modest thirty-year-old widow. He makes a proposition,
The second husband Flor is the complete opposite of the first. He is the embodiment of efficiency, decency, restraint and kindness. Punctual and pedantic Teodoro, whose motto is “Every thing – in its place and everything – its time,” neatly and conscientiously performs and their conjugal duties, but Flor, who is accustomed to the shameless and daring caresses of the Gulyaki, the embrace of the apothecary seem fresher. She manages to extinguish the flame of unquenched passion, for Flor loves and respects her husband, but her soul is cared for by sweet memories of the hot nights with the Wanderer, her obscure and sinful dreams are being pursued, and this somewhat overshadows her cloudless family life. And yet Flor is happy.
But one day, after a family celebration, she discovers in her bedroom, Gulyaku, collapsed in what the mother gave birth on her bed! Flor is not at all surprised by his presence: she often thought of him. Poultry explains to her that he sees only for her alone, so she can not be afraid that someone will find them behind a friendly conversation, and immediately begins to seduce his ex-wife. For many days and nights, Flor courageously defends his honor and resists the attraction of the heart, as long as Gulyaka is entertained by helping his former friends win large sums in urban casinos, prompting them for winning numbers. But in the end she succumbs to his harassment, having previously confessed to her goddess Dionysia, the former lover of Gulyaki, in that he pursues her even now, after his death.
And Flor, in whose soul the passion has finally conquered, blossoms, for her conscience is silent, lulled by gentle, now insane caresses of Guliaka.
In the ecstasy of love, she forgets that she asked for help from Dionysus. But when she notices that Gulyaka begins to melt in her eyes, she confesses to him that sorcery is to blame for this: she asked Dionisy for help.
Rudakov obeyed fate, he is ready to go where he came from for his beloved, he bids farewell to her, but once again awakened passion Flor enters into a duel with witchcraft and wins. A reveler, invisible to anyone other than Flor herself, fills her life with merriment and bliss, gives her loving pleasures, and practical and respectable Teodoro brings to life the woman’s dimensionality and, like a cloud, surrounds her with virtues. Everyone in the city admires Flor, unaware that she is happy only because of both her husbands, whose so unlike talents so successfully complement each other.