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Cast

Series cast summary:
Adela Noriega Adela Noriega ...  Matilde Peñalver 95 episodes, 2003
Fernando Colunga ...  Manuel Fuentes Guerra 95 episodes, 2003
Mauricio Islas Mauricio Islas ...  Adolfo Solís 95 episodes, 2003
Helena Rojo ...  Augusta Curiel 95 episodes, 2003
Ernesto Laguardia ...  Humberto Peñalver 95 episodes, 2003
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In 19th century Mexico, Dr. Manuel Fuentes Guerra inherits a fortune of his father, whom never wanted to recognize him as his son. Now turned into a millionaire gentleman, the doctor looks for an appropriate wife. His election falls on Matilde Penalver y Beristain, daughter of an aristocratic family but that has come to less. Manuel, and Matilde's family ignore that she is compromised in secret to a military official by the name of Adolfo Solis. Augusta, the mother of Matilde, has Adolfo put in jail, and Humberto, Matilde's brother, contracts a woman to fake to being Adolfo's in front of Matilde. Now Augusta obligates her daughter to get married to Manuel. Adolfo escapes from jail, but not in time to prevent the wedding. But Matilde discovers the trap that her family had put on her, and suspects that her husband had something to do with it. She decides to abandon him that same day of the wedding, but Manuel discovers her and takes her by the force to his ranch where he subjects her to... Written by Hector Pina

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Official Sites:

Official site | Televisa- Esmas

Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

25 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bodas de odio See more »

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Televisa S.A. de C.V. See more »
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(95 episodes)

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Color
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Trivia

Alessandra Rosaldo and Lucero were considered to star. See more »

Quotes

Matilde Peñalver: I love another and I was forced to marry you!
Manuel Fuentes Guerra: Consider yourself lucky! Your mother was selling you off to the highest bidder, you could have ended up with some disgusting old man or a brute that would kill you for what you just said. I want to kill you myself.
Matilde Peñalver: Do it then! Kill me! KILL ME!
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Version of Bodas de odio (1983) See more »

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Amor Real
Written by Leonel García & Noel Schajris
Performed by Sin Bandera
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"Weeping Matilda" a Mexican "Gone With the Wind"
16 May 2010 | by emuir-1See all my reviews

Although I don't speak Spanish, with the aid of close captions and a dictionary I was able to follow much of it. As I tuned in about three quarters of the way through the episodes, I purchased the DVD with English subtitles so that I could fill in the episodes I missed and figure out who was who. Sadly, the DVD was more like watching a one hour season recap of LOST without the explanatory pop ups. Had I not seen the last part in full, I would never had known what was going on. Some characters popped up without any explanation: e.g. the liberated woman who dressed as a man did not appear until she proposed to Renato Piquet (who was Renato anyway?). If only the copious extras had included a full synopsis and character biography list. This show was FAR too good to throw away in a four hour version.

The extras showed the enormous effort which had gone into making the show, the HUGE cast, thousands of period costumes, and a specially built set which would make a "Colonial Mexico" them park. I can only hope that the show will be repeated in full some time in the near future so that I can tape every episode, or that an extended version could be brought out on DVD.

95 episodes, minus commercials and chapter bookends last about 35 minutes each, which adds up to slightly over 55 1/2 hours, which would fit on 10 DVD's, or even 5 double sided.

To get to the story. This show was one of the most spectacular romantic series every. It had everything, beautiful women, handsome men, passionate love, intrigue, scheming, power grabs, gorgeous settings, cheating, star-crossed lovers, family loyalties, family secrets, a revolution - a real feast for the eyes, and for one who lives in the US, a refreshing change to see the way the Mexicans see themselves rather than the caricatures usually portrayed by Hollywood films. I cannot wait to see it shown again.

My only gripe was Matilde's constant snivelling got on my nerves. Not only did she cry enough to fill a bathtub, but the men were at it too. As little Manuelito said to his father, "Men don't cry"! Well they did in this show, by the bucket.


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