Directed by Karim Aïnouz
France/Brazil/Netherlands, drama, 35mm, color, 105 min
Thug, lover, rebel, homosexual, adoptive father, marginal, João Francisco dos Santos reigned absolute in the alleys of Lapa carioca of the 1930s, where he invented his own mythology, becoming the ‘Madame Satã’, borrowed name of the film homonymous film by Cecil B. De Mille, 1930. The story takes place in 1932, when John Francisco’s dream of becoming a star becomes a reality.
SCREENWRITER: Karim Aïnouz CINEMATOGRAPHER: Walter Carvalho EDITOR: Isabela Monteiro de Castro MUSIC: Marcos Suzano, Sacha Amback SOUND DESIGNER: Waldir Xavier SOUND OPERATOR: Dominique Hennequin COSTUME DESIGN: Rita Murtinho PRODUCED BY: Isabel Diegues, Walter Salles, Maurício Andrade, Marc Beauchamps, Donald K Ranvaud, Vincent Maraval, Juliette Renaud PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Video Filmes Produções Artísticas Ltda.; Wild Bunch; Lumiere; Dominant 7; Studio Canal