A mid-aged and troublesome man finds inspiration for his newest romance in a lonely, mysterious and seductive nymphet.




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Series cast summary:
Mel Lisboa ...
 Anita (5 episodes)
José Mayer ...
 Fernando (5 episodes)
Vera Holtz ...
 Marta (5 episodes)
Helena Ranaldi ...
 Lúcia Helena (5 episodes)
Carolina Kasting ...
 Julieta (5 episodes)
Leonardo Miggiorin ...
 Zezinho (5 episodes)
Lineu Dias ...
 Venâncio (5 episodes)
Júlia Almeida ...
 Luiza (5 episodes)
Taiguara Nazareth ...
 André (5 episodes)
(5 episodes)
Clarisse Abujamra ...
 Anita's Mother (5 episodes)
Alexandre Barros ...
 Heitor (5 episodes)
Daisy Braga ...
 Cláudia (5 episodes)
Walter Breda ...
 Seu Antônio (5 episodes)
Renata Briani ...
 Celeste (5 episodes)
 Gonzaga (5 episodes)
Francisco Carvalho ...
 Joel (5 episodes)
Erom Cordeiro ...
 Pipoqueiro (5 episodes)
André Cursino ...
 Anselmo (5 episodes)
Wolney de Assis ...
 Delegado (5 episodes)
Antônio Destro ...
 Edgar (5 episodes)
Celso Frateschi ...
 Igor (5 episodes)
Noemi Gerbelli ...
 Dona Susana (5 episodes)
Maria Theresa Cruz Lima ...
 Amélia (5 episodes)
Umberto Magnani ...
 Eugênio (5 episodes)
Tony Mastaler ...
 Roberto (5 episodes)
Vanessa Nunes ...
 Sílvia (5 episodes)
Débora Olivieri
(5 episodes)
Paulo César Peréio ...
 Armando (5 episodes)
Selma Reis ...
 Gipsy Woman (5 episodes)
Geraldo Roberto ...
 Rubão (5 episodes)
Nelson Sargento ...
 João (5 episodes)
Danielle Sobreira
(5 episodes)
Joanna Tristão ...
 Neusa (5 episodes)
Pedro Paulo Viana ...
 Luizinho (5 episodes)
Simone Viana
(5 episodes)


Written by Manoel Carlos, "The Presence of Anita" is an amazing story about love, passion and the traps of destiny. Anita is an angel faced teenager who seduces a writer, destroying his family and his life. According to her, nothing is coincidence as destiny is already written and she cannot change her fate.

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Release Date:

9 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anita érintése  »

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The cast nicknamed the show "Ausência De Anita" ("Anita's absence"), since the producers felt difficulty in finding the right girl to portray Anita. Actress Mel Lisboa was the last one to be cast. See more »


Version of A Outra Face de Anita (1964) See more »


Ne Me Quitte Pas
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Written by Jacques Brel
Performed by Maysa
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crashing and consuming passion
22 March 2002 | by (Porto, Portugal) – See all my reviews

This is not a typical Brazilian love story, and i would not call it a soap because, but mini-series instead, because it has an incisive plot with no space for "dont matter scenes". This is a love story between a 15 year girl and a 40 year man. At first u may think its a very seen idea, but this series really make u stay in front of your television screen from start to the end. It starts when a 15 years girl, Anita (Mel Lisboa), goes to a small town and starts living in a house where a lover killed her lover, meets a 40 years old writer, Nando(José Mayer) that is in a no inspiration period and they fall in a strange kind of love because Anita thinks its fate placing the 2 dead lovers together again. In this series making love scenes are very real, and it scared and impressed me the realism that Mel Lisboa gave to her character making the role story very believable even if it had an occult and mystical side. Still its a very controversial story, in many ways looks like Adryan Lyne movie Lolita but due to be a mini-series, every detail of characters story is very well explained leaving you no questions about their background. I hope this will pass on rest of Europe and America because its more a love story than a pervert film and Mel Lisboa and José mayer performances deserve to be seen.

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