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The Clone 

O Clone (original title)
A young man, who has been secretly cloned by his godfather scientist, falls in love for a Moroccan girl from a rigorous family.

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Glória Perez
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Series cast summary:
Murilo Benício ...  Diogo Ferraz / ... 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Giovanna Antonelli ...  Jade Rachid 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Vera Fischer ...  Yvete Simas de Oliveira Ferraz 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Reginaldo Faria Reginaldo Faria ...  Leônidas Ferraz 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Neusa Borges Neusa Borges ...  Dalva 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Jandira Martini Jandira Martini ...  Zoraide 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Letícia Sabatella ...  Latiffa El Adib Rachid 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Juca de Oliveira ...  Dr. Augusto Albieri 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Stênio Garcia Stênio Garcia ...  Ali El Adib 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Daniela Escobar ...  Maysa Assunção Ferraz 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Adriana Lessa Adriana Lessa ...  Deusa Moura da Silva 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Marcello Novaes Marcello Novaes ...  Alexandre 'Xande' Cordeiro 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Marcos Frota ...  Escobar 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Beth Goulart ...  Lidiane Valverde 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Cissa Guimarães Cissa Guimarães ...  Clarisse 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Victor Fasano Victor Fasano ...  Otávio Valverde 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Débora Falabella ...  Melissa 'Mel' Assunção Ferraz 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Luciano Szafir Luciano Szafir ...  Zein 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Guilherme Karam Guilherme Karam ...  Raposão 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Myrian Rios Myrian Rios ...  Anita 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Nivea Stelmann Nivea Stelmann ...  Ranya Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Raul Gazolla Raul Gazolla ...  Miro 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Thaís Fersoza ...  Telma Valverde 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Sergio Marone ...  Maurício Valverde 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Juliana Paes ...  Karla 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Thiago Fragoso ...  Nando Escobar 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Elizângela ...  Noêmia 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Carla Diaz ...  Khadija Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Carolina Macieira Carolina Macieira ...  Sumaya Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Perry Salles Perry Salles ...  Mustafá Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Solange Couto ...  Jurema 'Dona Jura' Cordeiro 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Thalma de Freitas ...  Carol 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Mara Manzan Mara Manzan ...  Odete 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Silvio Guindane ...  Basílio 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Mário Lago ...  Dr. Molina 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Beatriz Segall ...  Miss Brown 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Totia Meireles Totia Meireles ...  Laurinda Albuquerque 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Tânia Alves Tânia Alves ...  Norma 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Françoise Forton Françoise Forton ...  Simone 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Murilo Grossi Murilo Grossi ...  Júlio 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Dalton Vigh Dalton Vigh ...  Said Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Andressa Katz Andressa Katz ...  Soninha 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Antonio Calloni Antonio Calloni ...  Mohamed Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Osmar Prado ...  Lobato 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Sebastião Vasconcelos ...  Abdul Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Roberto Bonfim Roberto Bonfim ...  Edvaldo 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Nívea Maria ...  Edna Albieri 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Cristiana Oliveira Cristiana Oliveira ...  Alicinha 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Eliane Giardini ...  Nazira Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
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The meeting of a man with his image 20 years younger. This is the plot of O Clone. In the beggining of the story Lucas is a happy adolescent, romantic, full of projects, and he's in love with a young arabic girl: Jade. But life didn't run well for him: he separates with Jade and, during the twenty years that have passed during the novel, he's not the same thing physically, his projects are lost by the way, he has no more the tenderness, the romantic atmosphere, and the poetry of before. He's now dry by inside. Jade, in the other side, lived all this time imagining that her life would be much happier if she had married him. Twenty years later they meet again. Jade gets upset, trying to find, in the forty years old Lucas, what is left from the person she once fell in love with. That's when the clone appears, made by Lucas' godfather without his knowledge, the geneticist Albieri. The clone is not Lucas, but it is the image that Jade loved during her whole life. We have then, an uncommon ... Written by Glória Perez

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 October 2001 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

The Clone See more »

Filming Locations:

Erfoud, Morocco See more »

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(221 episodes) | (250 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Differently from the Morocco, the cast and crew did not visit Egypt and all the scenes set there were shot using computer graphics. See more »

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Remade as El Clon (2010) See more »

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An enticing story!
22 December 2002 | by FafaSaysSee all my reviews

What do you get when you mix the story of two young lovers and the making of a human clone? You get an interesting story by way of a Brazilian telenovela (soap opera) called O CLONE (The Clone).

Known for incorporating social issues into her stories, Glória Perez includes the following topics in her latest telenovela: Drug addiction, Middle Eastern culture (Muslim lifestyle), and science fiction (human cloning). Given the current news headlines of cloning and the Middle East, the telenovela becomes even more important and gives cause for discussion after viewing each episode.

O CLONE takes the viewer to two striking locations - modern-day Brazil and Morocco. The two main characters are introduced - Jade, a headstrong Muslim girl from Morocco and Lucas, a docile, daydreamer from Brazil with a Catholic religious background. The two meet and fall in love. The problem is that their different cultures make it difficult for a union between them. Jade's family has chosen a family for her, and Lucas's family is reluctant for him to marry a foreigner. In addition to their story, a scientist creates a human clone after a loved one prematurely dies. This clone later becomes an important part of the lives of Jade and Lucas.

The viewer gets a chance to see a Muslim household and what goes on there. Some of the scenes may be a bit exaggerated since the storytellers use poetic license to make the story more dramatic. However, the scenes can be used to open up a dialogue of discussion about a culture that may not be known or understood by many in the west. Despite the differences between the cultures - Christian and Muslim, it becomes clear that there are many similarities such as one's love of family and the desire to find happiness.

Veteran novela director, Jayme Monjardim and his team have produced an outstanding product with O CLONE. His handiwork shows beautiful close-ups of the actors and enchanting shots of the land and cityscape of Morocco and Brazil. He skillfully captures both places.

The lead actress, Giovanna Antonelli (Jade), gives a believable presentation as the Muslim girl, torn between following her true heart's desire and the dictates of her family to marry the man chosen for her. Lead actor, Murilo Benício (Lucas) also gives a winning performance as the young man who has fallen in love with a girl from a different society who his family will not accept. Benício plays three different roles - twins and the clone. Each character is different and convincing.

The rest of the cast also gives strong performances. This includes Stênio Garcia as Uncle Ali, Elaine Giardini as Nazira, Daniela Escobar as Maysa, Vera Fischer as Yvette, Reginaldo Farias as Leônidas, Letícia Sabatella as Latiffa, Dalton Vigh as Said, Antonio Calloni as Mohamed, Adriana Lessa as Deusa, and Jandira Martini as Zoraide. Actually the cast list goes on I'm sure you get the idea. All the actors are good.

O CLONE captured the attention of over 18 million viewers in Brazil. The telenovela successfully took hold of the American T.V. audience, as well. Brazilian telenovelas shown in the U.S. are usually dubbed into Spanish. For the first time in the history of telenovelas shown in the U.S., English sub-titles (closed caption) have been included. Now, non-Spanish speakers have a chance to enjoy the story as well.

In addition to an arresting and sometimes controversial storyline, the telenovela has a fun music soundtrack full of Brazilian and Middle Eastern music. Thanks to musical director, Marcus Viana, the music adds to the success of the novela as a whole.

O CLONE is one of those telenovelas that doesn't waste your time. I highly recommend this Brazilian soap opera for your viewing pleasure.


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