Madame Satã Poster

Release Date: July 9th, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2004

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
In the 1930s slums of Rio de Janeiro, João Francisco dos Santos (Lázaro Ramos) is many things -- the son of black slaves, an ex-con who spent more than two decades in prison, a gangster, a homosexual, and patriarch to a surrogate family of social outcasts. João seeks an outlet of expression through a cabaret act, where he cultivates the transvestite stage persona Madame Satã and becomes a revolutionary icon for society's neglected during a time of upheaval in post-abolition Brazil.

Cast: Lázaro Ramos, Marcélia Cartaxo, Flavio Bauraqui, Renata Sorrah, Fellipe Marques, Emiliano Queiroz, Giovana Barbosa, Ricardo Blat

Director: Karim Ainouz

Genres: Drama, Biography

Production Co: Dominant 7

Distributors: Wellspring Cinema

Keywords: Rise, Transformation, Love, 1940s, Inspiring, 1930s, Underdog

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