Set in the city of Viña del Mar, the story focuses on the Mercader family and the conflicts, love and relationships that arise between the patriarch Ángel Mercader and his 7 sons.




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Series cast summary:
Felipe Braun ...
Jorge Zabaleta ...
Diego Muñoz ...
Pablo Díaz ...
María Elena Swett ...
Teresita Reyes ...
 Imelda Robles 158 episodes, 2003
Cristián Campos ...
Rodrigo Bastidas ...
Liliana Ross ...
 Valentina Fernández 151 episodes, 2003
Carolina Arregui ...
 Sonia Trujillo 150 episodes, 2003
Ingrid Cruz ...
 Soraya Salcedo 144 episodes, 2003
Aranzazú Yankovic ...
María José Prieto ...
 Mónica Salazar 137 episodes, 2003
Viviana Rodríguez ...
 Consuelo Valdés 135 episodes, 2003
 Josefina Urrutia 134 episodes, 2003
Adriana Vacarezza ...
 Isabel Füller 134 episodes, 2003
Carolina Varleta ...
 Kiara Salazar 134 episodes, 2003
Lorena Capetillo ...
 Madona Ríos 125 episodes, 2003
Sergio Silva ...
 Lucas Farfán 124 episodes, 2003
Maricarmen Arrigorriaga ...
 Estela Salazar 122 episodes, 2003
Alejandro Castillo ...
 Fanor Cruchaga 120 episodes, 2003
 Benjamín Cruchaga 111 episodes, 2003
Marcela Medel ...
 Clemencia Ríos 109 episodes, 2003
José Jiménez ...
 Andrés Mercader 105 episodes, 2003
Berta Lasala ...
 Pilar Ponce 94 episodes, 2003
Cristián Guzmán ...
 Gustavo Heredia 84 episodes, 2003
Renato Münster ...
 Pedro Pablo Estévez 76 episodes, 2003
Elvira López ...


Tells the story of Angel Mercader and his seven sons: Alonso, Armando, Ariel, Alex, Adan, Amaro and Antonio. Throughout the story, Angel and his sons will have conflicts and the struggle of how these sons no matter their age; they end up doing the will of their conservative and authoritarian father. Themes such as treason, homosexuality, divorce, envy and rivalry will put the Mercader family ties to the test. Written by Latin Media Corp

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La brutal pasión de siete hermanos (The brutal passion of seven brothers)


Drama | Family | Romance



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10 March 2003 (Chile)  »

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16 September 2005 | by (Moreno Valley, CA) – See all my reviews

The show is pretty formulaic and over-the-top. But heck, you could say that about MOST Latin American soap operas. I will admit that it does break the mold in several ways, and I do know from first-hand experience that it really resonated with the Chilean public (at least in Santiago, where I was living).

Among various 'telenovela' stereotypes, the strongest one is the fact that the family is obscenely rich. I never understood why a Chilean living in a hovel in La Pintana would care so much about people who lived, even by U.S. standards, in an extremely opulent palatial home. The problems are largely superficial and cookie-cutter. Just like any other telenovela you'll find in Latin America, there's music pirated from U.S. movies, extreme close-ups, and overly dramatic, theatrical acting that doesn't suit television.

I do believe that Chile will be the first to break the Latin-American teleseries mold.

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