Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This Brazilian feature lifts a few elements from the old, oft-filmed erotic chestnut The Woman and the Puppet. Fausta (Betty Faria) is fed up by her shabby treatment at the hands of her boorish husband. She seeks out more rewarding male companionship, finding it in the form of a wealthy but lonely old man. Rather than express gratitude, Fausta (evidently getting even for her husband's nastiness) treats her elderly benefactor as rudely as possible. Rather than express disappointment, the old fellow seems turned on by this treatment; the worse she behaves, the more he does to make her happy! Directed by Bruno Barreto of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands fame, Story of Fausta was completed in 1988, but not generally released until 1992.
extramarital-affair, lover, marital-problems, relationship, alcoholism