Levensverhaal van Joâo Francisco dos Santos, een legendarische Brazilliaanse crimineel, flamboyant homoseksueel en travestiet, maar ook een toegewijde vader en gepassioneerd minnaar
Paradiso Home Entertainment, 2004
1 dvd-video
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105 min.
Portugees gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands

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Brazilliaanse speelfilm uit 2002, gebaseerd op ware gebeurtenissen uit het leven van de zwarte Joâo Francisco dos Santos in de dertiger jaren in Rio de Janeiro. Dos Santos was een legendarische crimineel, een flamboyante homoseksueel en travestiet, maar ook een toegewijde vader en gepassioneerd minnaar en martial arts specialist. Jamie Russell (BBC Films,i) geeft 4 sterren (van 5): 'Taking place in a world of transgressive criminality, Madame Sata is a fascinating study of gay identity politics.' Edward Guthmann (San Francisco Chronicle,i): 'Madame Sata, based on a biography of Dos Santos and a series of interviews that Ainouz conducted, peels away at the elaborate, self-fulfilling myths that Dos Santos created about himself - and offers a potrait that's rough, startling in its intimicy, drained of sentiment.' Officiële Selectie Cannes 2002.

About Karim Aïnouz

Karim Aïnouz (born 17 January 1966) is a Brazilian film director and visual artist.


Karim Aïnouz was born to a Brazilian mother and an Algerian father. He is a film director, screenwriter and visual artist. Aïnouz's feature debut, Madame Satã, premiered in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard. His following films, O Céu de Suely(Love for Sale), and Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo (I travel because I have to, I come back because I love you), co-directed with Marcelo Gomes, premiered at the Venice Film Festival – Orizzonti, in 2006 and 2009.

In 2011, O Abismo Prateado (Silver Cliff) was presented in the Directors' Fortnight Cannes and won Best Director at the Rio de Janeiro International Film FestivalRio de Janeiro International Film Festival. In television, Aïnouz directed Alice, a 13 episode fiction series …Read more on Wikipedia