The love story of two Italian young immigrants who first meet on their way to Brazil at the end of the 18th century, but are separated after their ship docks.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antônio Fagundes ...
 Gumercindo Telles de Aranha
Raul Cortez ...
 Francesco Magliano
Ana Paula Arósio ...
 Giuliana Esplendore
Thiago Lacerda ...
 Mateo Batistela
Paloma Duarte ...
 Angélica
Carolina Kasting ...
 Rosana
...
 Altino Neves Marcondes
Gabriel Braga Nunes ...
 Augusto Neves Marcondes
Jackson Antunes ...
 Antenor
José Dumont ...
 Batista
Gésio Amadeu ...
 Damião
Maria Fernanda Cândido ...
 Paola
Adriana Lessa ...
 Naná
Elias Gleizer ...
 Padre Olavo
Fernanda Muniz ...
 Luiza
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The love story of two Italian young immigrants who first meet on their way to Brazil at the end of the 18th century, but are separated after their ship docks.

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Llegaron al limite de la passión, pero la nueva tierra los separó (Spanish-language release)

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20 September 1999 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Giuliana, i gynaika tou anemou  »

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(150 episodes) (international) | (260 episodes) | (221 episodes)

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Maiara, the young actress that played the daughter of Ana Paula Arósio's character Guiliana, grew so close to the actress she started calling her "mom" off screen. The cast would help Maiara to learn how to walk. See more »

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Followed by Esperança (2002) See more »

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A memorable telenovela to watch!

"Terra Nostra" is a Brazilian telenovela or soap opera that is set in the late 1800s. It takes place at a time when slaves were freed in Brazil and there was a need for workers, especially on the coffee fazendas (plantations) of Brazil. As a result new laborers were sought and a large number of Italians, looking for a better life, immigrated to Brazil to work there.

This historical telenovela tells the story of these Italian immigrants. It focuses on the relationship of Giuliana Esplendore and Matteo Batistela (Actors Ana Paula Arosío and Thiago Larceda) who meet each other during the voyage to Brazil.

Giuliana and Matteo immediately fall in love and plan a life together. Unfortunately, fate and some people do not plan it that way. A series of mishaps befall the couple and keep them apart. When they finally reunite, their conduct affects not only their lives, but also other people they have met along the way.

Moral issues arise which produce fruitful debate for the television viewers. There are no simple answers because none of the characters or issues are strictly right or wrong, black or white. The issues and personalities are gray and will cause the viewers to change their minds during the storyline.

Unlike many telenovela stories, the characters are not larger than life in "Terra Nostra." Instead, they are like everyday people who make everyday decisions. Consequently, the viewers can relate to what is happening in the story.

"Terra Nostra" is written by Benedito Ruy Barbosa and directed by Jayme Monjardim. Both men are responsible for writing and directing other first-rate stories. The telenovela is full of beautiful shots of nature and scenery. The pacing of each episode properly moves so that the viewers can savor the panorama, the story and the acting.

Musical director, Marcus Viana, puts together a heavenly music soundtrack for the telenovela. It is mainly filled with traditional Italian songs that are performed by well-known and talented musicians such as Charlotte Church, Caetano Veloso, Zizi Possi, and Jerry Adriani. The soundtrack also includes original instrumental music by Viana, also a gifted musician experienced with soundtracks for other shows. Three CDs, titled "Terra Nostra" "Terra Nostra 2" and "Speranza" have been successful produced.

"Terra Nostra" has been successfully shown worldwide, from countries such as Tahiti, Russia, Greece, Canada, the United States of America, Hungary, and Philippines to Italy, Spain, Croatia, Portugal and many more.

The combination of a great story, enchanting music, wonderful directing makes "Terra Nostra" a memorable telenovela to watch.


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