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333 Ratings

Madame Satã

Directed by Karim Ainouz
France, 2002
Biography, Crime, Drama


A fictional portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime brothel cook, transvestite, singer, performer, lover and father from Rio de Janeiro. An evocation of a flamboyant character of Brazilian popular culture, an icon of resistance to all the outcasts.

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Madame Satã Directed by Karim Ainouz

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


Sundance Film Festival


Toronto International Film Festival


São Paulo International Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Special Jury Award

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