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11 October 1976 (Brazil) See more »
The difficulties faced by a young, sweet-hearted white slave targeted by the obsession of her lord in the Brazilian colonial time period. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast [17])
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)

Series Directed by
Milton Gonçalves (unknown episodes)
Herval Rossano (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Gilberto Braga (unknown episodes)
Bernardo Guimarães (unknown episodes)

Series Set Decoration by
Paulo Dunlop (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Zenilda Barbosa (unknown episodes)

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France:26 min (40 episodes)

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In the late 1980s, thanks to "perestroika", Soviet citizens were allowed to own a small piece of land. Under the huge popularity of the series, those pieces of land were very often semi-seriously referred to as "fazendas", which is a Portuguese word for "farm", often used in the series for the large plantations, where the story takes place. "Fazenda" properly became part of their vocabulary.See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Soap Opera or Gripping Serial?, 13 April 2006
Author: architescher from United States

I have never been a big fan of soap operas, especially when I was a teenager. However, I happened to catch an episode of this serial telenovel (I won't even call it a soap opera) while visiting my family in Singapore back in 1996. Initially, I was just amused that I was watching a Brazilian telenovel dubbed in English and subtitled in Chinese; but it didn't take long for me to understand its international success. The themes are universal and cover everything from love vs. obsession, compassion vs. cruelty, rich vs. poor, and so many more--without being cliché' or cheesy. I was hooked after one episode and the spent everyday glued to the living room floor, for the hour it came on, the whole 3 months I spent in Singapore. This telenovel is far superior to any daytime drama I've ever seen, probably better than most primetime dramas (as these were originally aired in the evening in Brazil). Even if you don't like 'soap operas' this is definitely not a series to miss!

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