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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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9 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Anita érintése  »

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Mel Lisboa and Leonardo Miggiorin are born in the same day and year: January 17th, 1982. See more »


Version of O Anjo Assassino (1967) See more »


Ne Me Quitte Pas
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Written by Jacques Brel
Performed by Maysa
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Stylish, sexy soap with a mystical touch
22 September 2001 | by (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) – See all my reviews

PRESENÇA DE ANITA (ANITA'S PRESENCE) was the great mouth-to-mouth subject during its 16 episodes, mostly because of the spicy sex scenes between a middle-aged man and a teenager. The plot is obviously an influence of Nabokov's LOLITA (though it's based on a novel) and the soap opera atmosphere is always there, but this mini series was a high above the average production for Rede Globo's level. The actors are great (Mel Lisboa, 19, in her acting debut, was incredibly sexy and diabolical), the sex scenes were realistic and the whole thematic of destiny, obsession and tragedy gave a great mystery/ mystical tone that kept our attention from start to finish. It was somewhat slow and with some dumb subplots in the start, but the last episode was excellent, really eye-opening. The last scene, Anita's last line and the music theme will stay in my mind for a long time. If it ever sees the daylight in the US, Europe or anywhere out of Brazil, I recommend you to watch it.

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