Roque was thought dead in his hometown. He was worshiped as a saint. But now he's back. How is he going to explain this to them?
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lima Duarte ...
José Wilker ...
 Luís Roque Duarte (Roque Santeiro)
Regina Duarte ...
 Porcina
Maurício Mattar ...
 João Ligeiro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vanda Alves
Fernando Amaral ...
 Fernando
João Carlos Barroso ...
 Toninho Giló
Othon Bastos ...
 Ronaldo César
Dedina Bernardelli ...
 Angela Flores
Gabriela Bicalho ...
 Tininha
Lídia Brondi ...
 Tânia Malta
Armando Bógus ...
 Zé das Medalhas
Dennis Carvalho ...
 Tomasini
Cláudio Cavalcanti ...
 Padre Albano
Cláudia Costa ...
 Carla
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In the tiny poor town of Asa Branca, in the middle of Brazilian Northeast, Roque Santeiro is worshiped as a saint. He was supposedly killed by a bandit, 18 years ago, trying to save the local church. After his disappearance, local leaderships such as landowner Sinhozinho Malta and mayor Florindo, took profit on that to control the humble population. They even make up a widow, Porcina, who should have married Roque secretly before his death. What they don't expect is that Roque is alive, and he's back to, allegedly, "save his people". Now Malta, Florindo, Porcina, and others must hold him down and explain the "truth" to their commoners, in a desperate attempt to save their own bottoms. Meanwhile, mysterious facts surround Asa Branca, such as a Werewolf, a film crew who are trying to shoot a movie about Roque's story, and violent murderers. Dias Gomes writes about small towns in marvelous satires of local authorities and their hypocrisy. Written by Pedro Aguiar <paguiar@alternex.com>

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Sonia Braga, Vera Fischer, 'Marília Pera' and Fernanda Montenegro were all considered for the Widow role which went to Regina Duarte. See more »

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Entra e Sai de Amor
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Performed by Altay Veloso
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Amazing Soap Opera!
13 July 2004 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This was by far the best interpretation of Regina Duarte, best Brazilian soap opera actress of all times. Her acting together with that of Lima Duarte, another monster, is superb! I think this was also the biggest hit on prime time in Brazil. Reaching almost 100 % audience, it was a remarkable success.

Also amazingly important was the casting. Names such as Denis Carvalho, Armando Bogus, Othon Bastos and Claudio Cavalcante starred this incredible series. Directed by Gonzaga Blota and Jayme Monjardim, this was one of those programs never to be forgotten!


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