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28 June 2004 (Brazil) See more »
The history of a mother that lost her daughter, but never lost her faith.
From a poor background, a mother of five has her baby daughter kidnapped and fights for having her back, as time goes by and she rises to a better life with her remaining sons. Full summary »
24 wins & 34 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 30 of 147)
Susana Vieira ... Maria do Carmo (199 episodes, 2004-2005)
Renata Sorrah ... Nazaré (179 episodes, 2004-2005)
José Wilker ... Giovanni (171 episodes, 2004-2005)
José Mayer ... Dirceu (170 episodes, 2004-2005)
Carolina Dieckmann ... Isabel / ... (163 episodes, 2004-2005)
Leonardo Vieira ... Leandro (153 episodes, 2004-2005)
Eduardo Moscovis ... Reginaldo (152 episodes, 2004-2005)

Leandra Leal ... Cláudia (149 episodes, 2004-2005)
Marcello Antony ... Viriato / ... (148 episodes, 2004-2005)

Letícia Spiller ... Viviane (145 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dado Dolabella ... Plínio (137 episodes, 2004-2005)

Débora Falabella ... Maria Eduarda (133 episodes, 2004-2005)
José de Abreu ... Josivaldo (117 episodes, 2004-2005)

Nelson Xavier ... Sebastião (116 episodes, 2004-2005)
Dan Stulbach ... Edgar (113 episodes, 2004-2005)
Carol Castro ... Angélica (106 episodes, 2004-2005)
Adriana Lessa ... Rita (103 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ângela Vieira ... Gisela (103 episodes, 2004-2005)
Jéssica Sodré ... Lady Daiane (102 episodes, 2004-2005)
Glória Menezes ... Laura (100 episodes, 2004-2005)
Leonardo Miggiorin ... Shao Lin (99 episodes, 2004-2005)
Mara Manzan ... Janice (99 episodes, 2004-2005)
Wolf Maya ... Leonardo (95 episodes, 2004-2005)
Raul Cortez ... Pedro (92 episodes, 2004-2005)
Milla Christie ... Eleonora (90 episodes, 2004-2005)
Heitor Martinez ... João Manoel / ... (85 episodes, 2004-2005)
Marcela Barrozo ... Bianca (85 episodes, 2004-2005)
Tania Khalill ... Nalva (84 episodes, 2004-2005)
André Gonçalves ... Venâncio (80 episodes, 2004-2005)
Thadeu Matos ... Bruno (80 episodes, 2004-2005)

Series Directed by
Cláudio Boeckel (unknown episodes)
Wolf Maya (unknown episodes)
Marco Rodrigo (unknown episodes)
Luciano Sabino (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Maria Elisa Barredo (unknown episodes)
Glória Barreto (unknown episodes)
Filipe Miguez (unknown episodes)
Nelson Nadotti (unknown episodes)
Aguinaldo Silva (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Alex Sander Silva .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2004)

Wolf Maya .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Mafalda Veiga (221 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Cinematography by
José Tadeu Ribeiro (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
William Alves (unknown episodes)
Paulo Henrique Farias (unknown episodes)
Roberto Mariano (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Elaine Macedo (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Mário Monteiro (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Regina de Paula (unknown episodes)
Beth Filipecki (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Lindalva Veronez .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Cézar Brasil .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Roberto Câmara .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Marília Fonseca .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Alexandre Ishikawa .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Marcelo Lisboa .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Patrícia Loureiro .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Cabral .... assistant director (30 episodes, 2004)

Felipe Louzada .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Alexia Mautner .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Miguel Rodrigues .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
André Toscano .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Marcos Araujo .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Mônica Aurenção .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Cristina Delamare .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Erika Lovisi .... set designer (unknown episodes)
May Martins .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Teca Sá Martins .... art producer (unknown episodes)
Luiz Pereira .... art producer (unknown episodes)
Keller Veiga .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Thanus Chalita .... sound mixer (138 episodes, 2004)
Eduardo La Cava .... dialogue editor (138 episodes, 2004)

Haroldo Sá .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Leandro Santa Rita .... special effects technician (72 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sergio Farjalla Jr. .... special effects (4 episodes, 2004)

Marcos Soares .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Ron Zander Williams .... digital compositor (60 episodes, 2005)

Marcelo Brandão .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Tony Cid Guimarães .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Priscilla Lima .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Dani Hu .... action choreographer (10 episodes, 2004)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Zé Paulo Cardeal .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2005)

Alexandre Alves .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Flávio de Assis Casesque .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Lizâneas Azevedo de Souza .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Afrânio Marinho Garcia .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Edilson Giachetto .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Carlos Monerat .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Rafael Rahal .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Márcio Tanaka .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jorge Valério .... lighting technician (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Victor Pozas .... composer: additional music (221 episodes, 2004-2005)
Roberto Schilling .... musician (17 episodes, 2004-2005)

Edom De Oliveira .... music producer (unknown episodes)
Mariozinho Rocha .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Izabella A. Cid .... continuity (unknown episodes)
Hans Donner .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Luana Fernandes .... continuity (unknown episodes)
Carla Neuma .... continuity (unknown episodes)
Teresa Prata .... continuity (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"Senhora do Destino" - Brazil (original title)
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Brazil:50 min (221 episodes)
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Captivating, 26 September 2004
Author: bristows from Brazil

Senhora do Destino is turning out to be one of the most successful soap operas of the decade. The ratings are stunning considering how slow the plot seems to develop sometimes. However, it captivates the audience with it's moving story and characters.

The first phase, which told the viewers some of the harsh time Brazil was going through during the late 60's was a masterpiece. Now in the second phase (which is the one we are now) we get to know where the main character stands after so many years of looking for her kidnapped daughter. Her 4 boys are now all grown men with different personalities and we find out that her daughter (Lindalva) is now called Isabel and is not only is living in the same city as her birth mother, but is having a happy life with her "mother" (the villain of the show, played brilliantly by Renata Sorrah) and "sister".

We also get to meet so many interesting characters like Giovanni Improtta - which, in my opinion, is one of the best characters ever created by a Brazilian author - and his hilarious family which merges romantically and dramatically with Sebastião's (Do Carmo's conservative brother) family. His oldest son, João Manoel is dating Sebastião's youngest daughter, Regininha and his only daughter, Jenifer, which daddy's been so proud of is about to fall in love with Sebastião's oldest and equally perfect daughter, Eleonora, who is already in love with her. The dynamic is amazing to watch.

Some of the story lines are boring and incredibly slow and that is definitely a turn down. What's interesting though is that the time line now is fictional; we don't know how many years have passed since the incident in 68 so we have mixed realities of the 90's and our current time mixed in one.

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