Running away from her abusive father, a little but brave and bold girl goes through a journey of magic and fantasy, lurked by a demonic trickster.
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Series cast summary:
...  Maria adulta / ... 13 episodes, 2005
...  Amado / ... 13 episodes, 2005
...  Pai / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Daniel de Oliveira ...  Quirino / ... 13 episodes, 2005
...  Maria 13 episodes, 2005
André Valli ...  Asmodeu Mágico / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Ricardo Blat ...  Asmodeu Sátiro / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Charles Fricks ...  Executivo / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Leandro Castilho ...  Executivo 13 episodes, 2005
Rodolfo Vaz ...  Homem de Olhar Triste / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Inês Peixoto ...  Rosa / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha ...  Mãe 13 episodes, 2005
Stênio Garcia ...  Asmodeu / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Denise Assunção ...  Mucama / ... 13 episodes, 2005
João Sabiá ...  Asmodeu Bonito / ... 13 episodes, 2005
...  Narrator / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Laura Lobo ...  Menina Carvoeira / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Phillipe Louis ...  Ciganinho 13 episodes, 2005
Laura Lobo ...  Menina Carvoeira 13 episodes, 2005
...  Madrasta / ... 13 episodes, 2005
Maria Clara Fernandez ...  Guardiã do Limiar 11 episodes, 2005
Emiliano Queiroz ...  Asmodeu Velho 8 episodes, 2005
Marco Ricca ...  Cangaceiro 1 8 episodes, 2005
Gero Camilo ...  Zé Cangaia 8 episodes, 2005
Mário César Camargo ...  Seu Odorico 8 episodes, 2005
Aramis Trindade ...  Cangaceiro 3 8 episodes, 2005
Ilya São Paulo ...  Cangaceiro 2 8 episodes, 2005
Antônio Edson ...  Asmodeu Brincante 8 episodes, 2005
Nanego Lira ...  Retirante 8 episodes, 2005
...  Joaninha criança 8 episodes, 2005
Luiz Damasceno ...  Asmodeu Poeta 8 episodes, 2005
Suzana Faíni ...  Velha Carpideira 8 episodes, 2005
Rafaella Oliveira ...  Joaninha 8 episodes, 2005
Jeferson Amaral ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Luiza Apolinário ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Ana Carolina Augusto ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Allison Benício ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Morena Cattoni ...  Retirante 6 episodes, 2005
Larissa Corrêa ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Isabela Cunha ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Daniel Dantas ...  Boneco / ... 6 episodes, 2005
Lucas do Valle ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Stephany Faria ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Loren Ferreira ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Maria Gerk ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Caio Guaraná ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Gabriel Guilherme ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Daruan Góes ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Taluya Góes ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Adilson Lacerda Neto 6 episodes, 2005
Gabriel Lira ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Gabriel Lucas ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Carlos Machado Filho 6 episodes, 2005
Amanda Mariana ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Luiza Monteiro ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Nei Motta ...  Retirante 6 episodes, 2005
Hayannah Moura ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Kemly Moura ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Maria Nasser ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Mônica Nassif ...  Camponesa 6 episodes, 2005
Paulo Naviani ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Sabrina Paraiso ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
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Gabriela Peluso ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Caio Polizzo ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Luiza Polizzo ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Lucas Ramos ...  Carvoeiro 6 episodes, 2005
Zé Rescala ...  Retirante 6 episodes, 2005
Rodrigo Rubik ...  Príncipe 6 episodes, 2005
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Running away from her abusive father, a little but brave and bold girl goes through a journey of magic and fantasy, lurked by a demonic trickster.

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A Small Masterpiece From Brazil
3 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Hoje é Dia De Maria" (something like "Today is Mary's Day") is an outstanding fantasy, a fairy-tale about life and feelings, seen from the eyes of a little girl, Maria(Carolina Oliveira, as a child, and Leticia Sabatella, adult - who played Natasha Henstridge's maid in the movie "Bella Donna"). However, besides such an unreal atmosphere, it's not made for children.

The cast of this magnificent mini-series also includes Fernanda Montenegro (Academy Award nominee best actress in 1998 for "Central Station"), a "primadonna" of Brazilian theater, cinema and TV, among other great actors, like brilliant Osmar Prado (Maria's father) and Stênio Garcia (Asmodeu), in one of their best appearances ever. By the way, Asmodeu, the devil, is played by seven different actors. What a finding!

Rodrigo Santoro (from "Charlie's Angels, "Love Actually") plays a sad "birdman", a young man who lives imprisoned in a body of a bird, in a place where the night never comes out, and everybody lives under a permanent sunset. In Maria's childhood, Rodrigo is the tinplate bird who protects the little girl Maria (Carolina, magnificent in her debut as an actress),when she decides, in her sweet innocence, wander round and round through the streets.

Rodrigo's character will fall in love with the adult and beautiful Maria (Leticia), since the day she finds him wounded and saves the bird of dying with an arrow in his chest.

The story reminds us the movie "Ladyhawke" (with Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer) a bit, but you probably have never watched anything so beautiful as this story. The music is wonderful and the sceneries are all built with paintings! Creative, outstanding!!! The plot mixes some elements of the traditional fairy-tales and others of the richest Brazilian popular culture of the countryside. That's a finding and works it out very well. All the characters talk like the country-people of the Northeast, what demonstrates the careful work of the director and cast with this production and makes of "Hoje é Dia De Maria" something special.

Director Luiz Fernando Carvalho has done once more a brilliant work in "Hoje É Dia De Maria". This mini-series would be compared to his debut as a movie director ("Lavoura Arcaica"). The sensibility of his directing can be seen in both productions, what is a warranty of quality for the audience.

Definitely, this mini-series is a must-see, a small masterpiece which deserves to be found out, as well as little Maria's discoveries in her imaginary journey.

In October of 2005, Globo Television released the second part of this magnificent mini-TV series called : "Hoje É Dia de Maria - Segunda Jornada". That's another must-see.


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