The unconditional love a mother has for her daughter, even after they fall in love for the same man.




2000   Unknown  
9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Vera Fischer ...
 Helena (6 episodes, 2000)
 Edu (6 episodes, 2000)
Andrey Linhares ...
 Bruno 'Bruninho' (6 episodes, 2000)
Nata Linhares ...
 Bruno (6 episodes, 2000)
José Mayer ...
 Pedro (6 episodes, 2000)
 Alma (6 episodes, 2000)
Daniel Boaventura ...
 Alex (5 episodes, 2000)
 Miguel (5 episodes, 2000)
Helena Ranaldi ...
 Cíntia (5 episodes, 2000)
Soraya Ravenle ...
 Yvete / ... (4 episodes, 2000)
 Iris (4 episodes, 2000)
 Capitu (3 episodes, 2000)
Lília Cabral ...
 Ingrid (3 episodes, 2000)
Eliete Cigarini ...
 Sílvia (3 episodes, 2000)
Walderez de Barros ...
 Ema (3 episodes, 2000)
 Police (3 episodes, 2000)
Fernando Torres ...
 Aléssio (3 episodes, 2000)
José Vitor Castiel ...
 Viriato (2 episodes, 2000)
Chico Expedito ...
 Dr. Rubens (2 episodes, 2000)
Julia Feldens ...
 Ciça (2 episodes, 2000)
Cecília Lage
(2 episodes, 2000)
Flávio Silvino ...
 Paulo (2 episodes, 2000)
Lavínia Vlasak ...
 Luiza (2 episodes, 2000)


Author Manoel Carlos likes to write family dramas and only dramas. This one tells the story of Helena, a 50's single mother of Camila and Fred, both young adults, trying to live by herself. Everybody spontaneously loves her, from neighbors to unknown people. Yet, her life is not as easy as she would like. She has a problem with her daughter-in-law, with her half-sister Iris and with her old father, whom she abandoned for good 20 years ago. In a courageous move, she gets a boyfriend, young doctor Edu, the same age as Camila. It is not a surprise when Edu and Camila fall in love for each other, and Helena gets vulnerable to new lovers, rude farmer Pedro and romantic bookseller Miguel, both of her age. As if it wasn't enough, Camila develops leukemia, and there is only one way to save her: a transplant from one of her close relatives. But none of them are compatible. Now Helena must do whatever she can to save Camila, in spite of the daughter's lack of character. Written by Pedro Aguiar <>

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Family | Drama





Release Date:

30 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lazos de familia  »

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(209 episodes)


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Vera Fischer was allowed a brief break of two weeks from filming, claiming she was too stressed with her filming schedule. See more »


Referenced in vem_aí (2013) See more »

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Not of the best, but involves
9 February 2001 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The classic history of what bonds mother and daughter with some polemical subjects involved as prostitution, leukemia being the main ones. Stretched (as everything that makes success in Globo TV), it had lost the serious stuff to become more emotional. All for more audience and all had worked just fine. Even with a so so cast and with a "please-make-me-cry" history, this brazilian soap opera will certainly gain ground in other countries with the beautiful landscape of the (unfortunately violent) Rio de Janeiro.

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