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

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9 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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Anita érintése See more »

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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 »

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Version of Presença de Anita (1951) See more »

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Sexual Healing
Written by Marvin Gaye, Odell Brown and David Ritz
Performed by Marvin Gaye (remixed by Shaggy)
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Stylish, sexy soap with a mystical touch
22 September 2001 | by danielll_rsSee 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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