The difficulties faced by a young, sweet-hearted white slave targeted by the obsession of her lord in the Brazilian colonial time period.
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Series cast summary:
Rubens de Falco ...
 Leôncio Almeida (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lucélia Santos ...
 Isaura (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gilberto Martinho ...
 Comendador Almeida (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Norma Blum ...
 Malvina Fontoura (3 episodes, 1976)
Mário Cardoso ...
 Henrique Fontoura (3 episodes, 1976)
Beatriz Lyra ...
 Ester Almeida (3 episodes, 1976)
Léa Garcia ...
 Rosa (3 episodes, 1976)
Zeni Pereira ...
 Januária (3 episodes, 1976)
Dary Reis ...
 Conselheiro Fontoura (3 episodes, 1976)
Neuza Borges ...
 Rita (3 episodes, 1976)
Átila Iório ...
 Miguel (2 episodes, 1976)
Isaac Bardavid ...
 Francisco (2 episodes, 1976)
Haroldo de Oliveira ...
 André (2 episodes, 1976)
Maria das Graças ...
 Santa (2 episodes, 1976)
Nena Ainhoren ...
 Lucíola (2 episodes, 1976)
Edwin Luisi ...
 Alvaro / ... (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Henriette Morineau ...
 Madeleine Besançon (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
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Daughter of a slave and a white man, Isaura lived in a farm, in Campos do Goitacazes, in the state or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, being treated as a daughter by Ester, her owner, but as a slave by Commandeur Almeida, Ester's husband. Isaura's first love died in a arson, started by Leôncio, Commandeur Almeida's son and completely obsessed with her. After many misfortunes, Isaura meets Álvaro, an abolitionist. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Just yet another great blend of reality and Brazilian scripts.
13 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first watched this TELENOVELA in the late eighties (dopped in French) and couldn't bare but weep. I recently started watching a re-run (this time on the US-Mexican network: Telemundo) and still remember the story line like it was yesterday!, but what amazes me is how touched i still feel. Lucelio Santos, in my view, practically made Globo TV the power house it is today, with her amazing performance on this series. The expressions are amazingly real, not to mention the setting and script.

The portrayal of Brazil's economic and social stance is chronologically correct,compared to Brazils reality at the time (ie very little fiction is used) Of late ther's been another very similar telenovela (though a little more fictionalthan real) Terra Nostra


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