Brazil Novela & why it is a must see!?

*The reason why we like Brazilian telenovelas is that they’re more realistic and yet more dream like at the same time, I know that doesn’t sound like it makes sense, but if you ever watched a telenovela from Brazil, you’ll understand why it does and why they’re so popular.The telenovelas from Brazil usually feature Brazilian themes, cultures, characters, historical and contemporary events and glossy on-location scenery. The TV Globo telenovelas have the biggest budgets, and the production values show through.

* Rede Globo (which is according to Guiness 2000 edition the Producer of Biggest & Expensive Soap Opera in the World)

*Besides the convoluted plots, Brazilian telenovelas also approach sensitive social issues and try to present a bit of the country's actual culture, sometimes in an idealized way.


In the diamond mining town of Tijuco in Brazil, the commendador--appointed by the king of Portugal--is the ultimate authority. Having grown up in the relative security of his house, the young and beautiful Xica da Silva finds her world threatened when he decides to sell her to a whorehouse in town, refusing to recognize that a black slave girl could be his daughter. In a desperate bid to save herself, Xica steals the diamonds collected by the commendador for the king, intending to use them to escape. The king's army arrives to collect the diamonds the very next day, however, and when the loot turns up missing, the commendador is led away in chains, his family dispossessed and thrown out in the street with only the clothes on their backs. Martin, the commendador's son, swears vengeance. Xica and the other slaves, however, are sold at auction, and Xica ends up in the home of the Sergeant Major, an old man who bought her solely to slake his lust. To the town of Tijuco, however, comes the new commendador, the elegant and ruthless Joao Fernandes. Immediately struck by Xica's beauty, he manipulates the Sergeant Major into selling her to him. And thus begins a love story, filled with danger, intrigue and passion, between a willful nobleman and a crafty slave girl who rises to one day become queen.
based from the life of Francisca da Silva, one of the most famous women in Brazil, which was a freed slave who lived in the middle of the eighteenth century Tijuco village (Minas Gerais), was mistress of the Commander of the moment with whom he had thirteen children and became the richest and most powerful person in the region.


A Casa das Sete Mulheres (en: The House of the Seven Women)
When the men go to war, the women also battle. This tale takes place in the XIX century, during a terrible civil war. Italy's revolutionary leader Garibaldi must choose between two loves: a sweet aristocratic lady or a brave woman who leaves her husband to accompany him into battle. This super-production recounts the saga of women who do not go to war but must bear pain, solitude and new passions while their husbands and fathers fight the battles.

A CASA DAS SETE MULHERES (The House of the Seven Women) is a mini-series loosely based on a part of Brazilian history (the Farroupilha War) and some very dynamic historical characters.The Farroupilha War began when the Gaúchos, people who lived in the Rio Grande do Sul region of Brazil wanted independence from the Portugal Empire. They were unhappy with the Portuguese rule (Imperials) and started a revolt that lasted ten years, from 1835 to 1845.
While the men are away fighting, the women move into one house (Dona Ana Joaquina's house) on a ranch for safety reasons. Each woman has a different personality and absorbing storyline of love, grief, courage, desire, hate, despair, hope, bitterness, and determination. a splendid story,The actors give a strong performance. The scenery of the southern part of Brazil is breathtaking. The music, directed by Marcus Viana, is moving.

The action, drama, and romance will keep you glued to your T.V.This is a MUST SEE. It is very well written & the scenery was beautiful. There was beautiful acting.All in all, A beautiful war story.


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    reviews :

    Voted the Best Telenovela of the Year by the 2003 Inte Awards, this moving love story has earned enthusiastic applause in more than sixty countries. During a trip to Morocco, Lucas has a forbidden romance with Jade. He returns to Brazil after the death of his twin brother Diogo. A close family friend, scientist Albieri uses this situation to produce the first human clone, using cells taken from Lucas. Twenty years later, Jade, Lucas and his clone form an odd love triangle.
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    Stunning images of the Indian cities and the show, which was one of the most popular TV programs in Brazil during its run: In November 2009, Caminho das ?ndias was prized as Best telenovela in the 2009 Emmy International.It was one of the Brazil's highest-rated programmes, often appearing at the top of the daily's ratings released by the Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics. The average audience share for a chapter reached between 35 and 40 points, with each point equivalent to sixty thousand households tuned on Rede Globo in the Metropolitan Region of S?o Paulo.the show has been purchased by 80% of Latin American countries, where it will be broadcast in the coming months. is also in talks to sell the show to India, which would give the Indian audience a peek at how Brazilians view their country.More than US$ 50 million invested in this prod.
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    International Emmy Best Telenovela


    winner :Al-Igtiyah (The Invasion) Jordan


    Lalola Argentina

    Para?so Tropical Brazil

    One Night of Love Russia


    winner: India ? A Love Story Brazil


    Magdusa Ka Philippines

    Kahit Isang Saglit Philippines

    Second Chance France


    winner: Meu Amor Portugal


    Ciega a Citas Argentina

    Dahil May Isang Ikaw Philippines


    winner: La?os de Sangue Portugal


    Contra las Cuerdas Argentina

    Araguaia Brazil

    Precious Hearts Romances Presents Philippines


    winner: O Astro Brazil


    Iron Daughters-in-Law South Korea

    Rosa Fogo Portugal

    Rem?dio Santo Portugal


    winner : Lado a Lado Brazil


    Avenida Brasil Brazil

    Windeck Angola

    30 Vies Canada
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    bago pman dumating ang korean wave na Gangnam Style una tayong na loco sa Brazilian Rhythm

    worldwide #1 smash hit Lambada
    Mas Que Nada
    Xibom Bombom


    Calle Ocho

    Lanca Perfume

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    This top-seller recounts the saga of Italians who immigrated to Brazil during the XIX century, seeking their fortunes in America. The forbidden love between Giulliana and Matteo flowers in the midst of the sweeping changes ushered in by the arrival of these Europeans in Brazilian towns. This great epic has thrilled viewers in more than eighty countries.
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    kng nauso ang Korean Wave

    K Pop Gangnam Style, Nobody

    nauna tayong nabigani sa Brazilian Rhythm


    Ey Macalena

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    A huge success in Brazil, The Enchanted Tale is an epic telenovela encircled by castles, kings and outlaws that tells a majestic love story between Azucena and Jesuino: two noble spirited young people who are unaware of their true origins. Beautiful Azucena and her hero Jesu?no go through many adventures in their determination to stay together.

    In a faraway imaginary land the kingdoms of South Serafia and North Serafia have lived in conflict for hundreds of years. After a terrible battle, the imminent death of King Teobaldo of South Serafia and the birth of Aurora, the daughter of King Augusto of North Serafia, prompt a truce between the two kingdoms. In name of this truce the kings? firstborns are sworn in marriage once they become of age to be the future King Felipe and Queen Aurora of a unified Serafia.

    But in an expedition to find a treasure in the Brazilian backcountry King Augusto?s court is attacked by outlaws. In a desperate attempt to protect her daughter, Queen Cristina asks a couple of farmers to take care of Aurora. After the battle King Augusto goes back home devastated thinking he has lost Aurora and Cristina, who dies due to Ursula?s plan, the king?s sister-in-law and the most dangerous villain in the kingdom.

    Unknowingly to the king, the princess survived and now lives in Brazil with her adoptive parents. They have named her Azucena and she grows up next to Jesu?no; they share not only an ignorance of their own and each other?s past but a childhood love that grows with them. Jesu?no lives with his mother but is unaware that his father is the city?s biggest outlaw and intends to make him follow in his footsteps when he becomes of age. Azucena has no idea she is a princess from a faraway kingdom.

    Their love will be tried in many different ways. The colonel?s cruel son, Tim?teo, is obsessed with Azucena and will do anything in his power to be with her. Duchess Ursula still plots against the king and his daughter in order to take over the power and wealth of the throne at any cost. There?s also sweet Doralice, who is in love with Jesu?no and makes her feelings known even though she respects his love for Azucena. And once the king discovers Aurora is alive, he goes to Brazil to enforce the marriage of his daughter to the future King Felipe.

    With high quality shooting at 24 frames per second, excellent performances and cutting-edge photography, The Enchanted Tale is an innovative, timeless story about love, power, greed and secrets.
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    The Clone had shootings in Morocco; Family ties in Japan; Celebrity in France and An angel has fallen in the Czech Republic. They have started shooting Bellissima in Greece and Chile. They also include actors from different countries in the casting. They license series and miniseries, children’s programs, musicals and special products like the coverage of the Carnival in Rio.

    During the last 30 years, Globo has commercialized over 300 productions in more than 130 countries, with a marked presence in Latin American, European, Asian and African markets.
    Helena Bernardi is Globo’s Marketing and International Sales Director, and she says that the products they sell the most are, for sure, telenovelas.

    What do you think is the reason for this?
    “Our telenovelas combine fiction characteristics with society topics through universal subjects and emotional conflicts. They are produced with a high quality and cutting-edge technology and many of them have shootings abroad so they are more universal and appealing to the international audience.

    What has been your experience in the sales of formats?
    “Voce Decide has been sold as a format in 53 countries. Some of them bought the show exactly as it was aired in Brazil. Others, such as Angola, broadcasted it with a local showman but they kept the interactivity of the original program,” explains the executive.
    However, in other countries, the format was adapted completely with local actors and showmen. Among the countries that bought the format, it is worth mentioning China, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Israel, Germany and Mexico.

    What other products do you commercialize?
    “We license series and miniseries, children’s programs, musical shows and special products, like the coverage of the Carnival in Rio. As it represents an important cultural manifestation of our country, it is appealing to the international world market. They have been bought by France, Russia, Argentina, Indonesia and many countries in Latin America.”

    Helena Bernardi adds that their main objective is to strengthen the presence of their productions in Eastern Europe –a market that has grown rapidly– and Asia, which represents a potential territory for their products.The quality of technology: an ally to success

    Which where the most sold telenovelas at Globo?
    “I could mention The clone, for which we sold the broadcasting rights to more than 62 countries; Family ties –sold to 66 countries– and Terra nostra –sold to 84. Historically, we could also list The slave Isaura, which was broadcasted in 79 countries and Little Missy, broadcasted in 62.”

    What is Globo’s challenge at the moment?
    “To satisfy the needs of a sophisticated audience that has developed an expert eye to appreciate a good story when they see it.”
    In view of the fact that local productions have increased in many countries –especially in the telenovela genre– Bernardi thinks it is a great opportunity for Globo: “We can develop international productions or co-productions with our partners, both in Hispanic and European markets. We have a very competitive standard since we supply the market with telenovelas that deal with universal subjects and are produced with the highest quality and cutting-edge technology,” she assures.
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    Domestically produced telenovelas first appeared on Philippine television in the 1960s, beginning with the ABS-CBN program Hiwaga sa Bahay na Bato. The format of Philippine telenovelas is almost the same as Spanish and Mexican telenovelas, as they have borrowed many elements including many clich?s.

    Classic Philippine telenovelas focus on the miserable life of the protagonist ("bida"), with a plot centred on some quest such as finding love or their lost family. Antagonists (called "kontrabida") were depicted as thoroughly evil ? characterized as very greedy, rude and violent, and often planning to kill or kidnap the protagonist for money. Telenovelas usually begin with the protagonists' past, move on to their present situations, and sometimes include flashbacks. Twists are also popular and often feature characters who are revealed to be siblings or relatives of the protagonist, or love interests. A typical ending is obvious and predictable, with the antagonist dying painfully (as a form of retribution), and the protagonist only being injured and hospitalised, later marrying and having children. Casting was limited, with actors appearing as protagonists or antagonists in different, sometimes simultaneously-running series. Examples of classic telenovelas are Anna Liza, Villa Quintana, Mara Clara, Valiente, Kung Mawawala Ka and Pangako Sa 'Yo.

    Modern Philippine television dramas are usually termed teleserye, a portmanteau of the English "television" and Filipino "serye" ("series"), and are sometimes called P-drama overseas. Series may belong to one or several genres such as suspense, comedy, politics and fantasy. Teleseryes focus on the life of the protagonist, but incorporate story arcs on the lives of other characters they meet; plot twists are often used to prolong series, which typically run for six to eight months. Antagonists are less violent compared to the older, stereotypical telenovela villain and are depicted as more human and even pitiful. Unlike older telenovelas, they may reconcile with the protagonists, and often survive the show's ending. Directors also hire successful reality television contestants regardless of acting skill, either as minor characters or occasionally major characters.

    Korean Drama

    In general concept, there are two main genres of Korean telenovelas. The first genre is similar to the soap opera, but without the neverending plot and frank sexual content. These dramas typically involve conflicts such as single and marital relationships, money bargaining, relationships between in-laws (usually between the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law), and often complicated love triangles while the heroine usually falls in love with the main character who may treat her badly from the beginning, instead of the one who always cares for her. These telenovelas last anywhere from 16 episodes to over 100 (most often not exceeding 200). The main broadcasters and producers of telenovelas are KBS, SBS and MBC. Korean telenovelas have been exported to the rest of world and have contributed to the general phenomenon of the Korean wave, known as "Hallyu".

    Mexican Telenovela

    In Mexico, telenovelas usually involve a romantic couple that encounters many problems throughout the show's run, a villain and usually ends with a wedding. One common ending archetype, consists of a wedding, and with the villain dying, going to jail, becoming permanently injured or disabled, or losing his/her mind.

    In Mexico, Televisa and TV Azteca are the largest producers and exporters of telenovelas. Their main competitor is independent company Argos Comunicaci?n. Telenovelas produced by U.S.-based network Telemundo tend to follow the Mexican model. Traditionally, telenovelas were often thought to be used as a government tool to distract citizens from national issues. Starting around 1990, Televisa found an enormous market for its telenovelas in Eastern Europe, as well as in Brazil, Vietnam and other Asian countries. For example, Ver?nica Castro became an international star when the novela she had starred in many years earlier, Los Ricos Tambien Lloran in 1979, became a major hit in Russia. By the late 1990s, the company claimed that telenovelas were Mexico's leading export product. Many consider the period from 1958 to 2004 to be Televisa's Golden Age of telenovelas.

    At the same time, as the Mexican government loosened its control over television, telenovelas, primarily those produced by Argos Comunicaci?n\, addressed new themes, including poverty, political corruption, immigration and drug smuggling. However, with American drama and comedy series becoming increasingly popular among Mexican audiences through cable or satellite television and piracy of television programs has grown, the television companies opted to adapt stories from Argentina, Colombia or Brazil and use veteran actors in order to decrease expenses in an industry that is decaying, at least, for both Televisa and TV Azteca.

    Currently the most successful telenovelas are being created by Argos and Telemundo and are rebroadcast (or adapted) by the main companies. The most successful one, La Reina del Sur, based on the book by Arturo Perez Reverte, is based on the true story of a drag queen in Sinaloa. Though it was censored somewhat due to the Drug War and was broadcast on a low-rated channel, it achieved higher viewership than other programs in the same timeframe.

    Brazil Novela

    high quality picture, cutting edge storyline, innovative plot...Brazil telenovelas are a bit more complex, with convoluted subplots, There is no black-and-white cut between good and evil characters, with the protagonists (Bida) often displaying weaknesses like promiscuity, drinking, stupidity, excessive ambition, etc. and the antagonists (contrabida) showing features or motivations that attract sympathy, like abuses suffered in the past, family problems, poverty, etc. It is not uncommon for a villain (contrabida)to attract the sympathy of the public, or even to end well. On the other hand, it is not uncommon for a hero to be relegated to a secondary role due to the actor's lack of charisma.
    it also also approach sensitive social issues and try to present a bit of the country's actual culture (sometimes in an idealized way, though).usually feature themes, cultures, characters, historical and contemporary events and glossy on-location scenery. are often very racy, with ample female nudity...

    soaps whereby 50% is real and the other 50% is more glamourous and fictional.everyone likes different things and some people enjoy the escapism that tv provides whilst others enjoy seeing harsh reality portrayed in fictional circumstances. soaps are about real people's lives, and how to improve them! Their soaps touch such topics as RELIGION, NATURE, GENDER, SEX, RACISM, MUSIC, ART, DANCING, CARNIVALS, POOR, RICH, FROM FISHER MEN TO SENATES AND SO ON. I also like Brazilian soaps cuz the film lots of outdoors. YOU CAN ACTUALLY VISUALIZE BRAZIL through their soaps! They give hope to people, they call upon peace, love, unity, compassion, and so on. Brazilian soaps are also VERY COLORFUL and VERY FAST MOVING. There isnt going to be an episode that one misses and does not regret later on. IF YOU'VE MISSED AN EPISODE, YOU MIGHT GET CUT UP IN MISSING SOME PLOTS.

    AS OF THE SOUNDRACKS PLAYING FOR EACH CHARACTER, I JUST LOVE IT!!!! Everytime a cirtain song starts playing, I already know next scene will be about cirtain character. You get so attached to these characters, that even after the soap is over, every time you listen to their songs, you remember of the characters, their actions, their stories... It's lovely! You just have to expiriance it to fall in love with it. Brazilian soaps only last for 9 months each. But that's the beauty of it! You can watch a soap following its story everyday, like reading a book! In fact, all Brazilian soaps are written by writers as novels. First they were published in news papers, then on radios, and now on TVs! Brazilian actors are outstanding!!! REAL!!!! ALIVE!!!! Stories will capture your heart forever. You will come back to watch soaps over and over. Each with different story style, actors, music, depending on who writes them. There are some people who only like sirtain writers and only watch their soaps. I love all of them! I love brazil. Also, it is not true that Brazilian soaps only show the good side of Brazil. Through Brazilian soaps i've learned the low economy problems, politics, poor people's lives, their suffering. And that only made me love Brazil even more!!! So how can you not like Brazilian soaps when they are pure reflection of the country itself? To not like Brazilian Soaps is to not like Brazil! Even guys watch soaps in Brazil! And i'm not saying some, all who have time do!!!Also, Brazilian soaps teach something, each have a lesson about life.
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    Two worlds and a wish: freedom.

    Winner of the International Emmy Award for best "Telenovela", Side by Side focuses on Isabel and Laura, two women of different origins and social classes, but with the same purpose in life: the conquest of freedom in the conservative society of the early 20th century. The brave Isabel is the daughter of a former slave and is in love with the capoeira player Z? Maria; Laura is descendant from a wealthy family and is destined for an arranged marriage with Edgar. Fate brings these two women together at church: Laura is uncertain about her future with Edgar; and Isabel overflows with happiness waiting for Z? Maria, who becomes involved in a fight that leads him to prison instead of the altar.

    While fragile and vulnerable and believing to have been abandoned, Isabel is seduced by Laura?s brother and gets pregnant, causing Z? Maria to leave her. Fearing a scandal involving Albertinho, Const?ncia simulates the baby's death, leaving Isabel no option but to accept a job offer in Europe. Laura discovers that Edgar has a ******* daughter, asks for a divorce and moves away. Years later, the two friends return to Rio. Now an established dancer, Isabel discovers that her son is alive and that the difficulties aren?t enough to tear her and Z? Maria apart. The same feeling reunites Laura and Edgar.

    Side by Side tells the story of two women ahead of their time, at a moment of social transformation in Rio de Janeiro of the early 20th century. With detailed scenography of old Rio, influenced by the Belle ?poque, the telenovela puts different worlds side by side: luxury and simplicity; progress and prejudice.


    Before receiving worldwide recognition, ?Side by Side? won over Brazilians on Globo?s access primetime. The telenovela obtained an average of 23 rating points and a 51% share (source: Ibope), impacting around 28 million people per day. In Portugal, the show also formed a legion of fans: shown by the Globo channel (basic), it obtained excellent audiences right from its debut, and in its final stretch, it was the most watched cable program in the country, being watched by more than 127,000 people. The telenovela is also on air on the Public Channel of Armenia, and on Mundo Fox (USA), both during primetime.

    ?Side by Side? narrates the story of the brave Isabel (Camila Pitanga, ?Cat?s Cradle?), daughter of an ex-slave who is in love with capoeira practitioner Z? Maria (L?zaro Ramos, ?Snakes & Lizards?), and Laura (Marjorie Estiano, ?The Life We Lead?), from a rich family and destined for an arranged marriage with Edgar (Thiago Fragoso, ?The Illusionist?). In addition to an unshakeable friendship, the two share the same ideal: winning freedom for women in the conservative society of Rio de Janeiro at the start of the 20th century.

    The winner of the 2013 Emmy involved a superproduction of costumes, scenery, art production, and cast to recreate the atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro in the Belle ?poque. Research was carried out in museums, books, antique stores, and antique fairs to provide an authentic trip through time. Many objects needed to be specially created for the telenovela. Bedclothes, tablecloths, and napkins, for example, were embroidered with monograms, as usual in the 20th century.
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    In telenovelas, from Latin America and Asia, there is usually a character that we all root for, and then there is that evil character that ruins things for him/her. The difference in Brazilian telenovelas is that it really reflects everyday life in that there isn’t always a heroine/villain aspect, in fact, in Brazilian telenovelas, many times there are no villains at all. They have a different format for the way they make their telenovelas than the way Spanish-speakers and Asians do it. There are no villains in Brazilian telenovelas, there are just conflicting desires among the characters, which is exactly what makes it more human.
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    Voted best telenovela at the 40th edition of the International Emmy Awards, the seductive and mysterious ‘The Illusionist’ ‘The Illusionist’ blends magic, suspense and seduction along the path of the “magician” Herculano Quintanilha (Rodrigo Lombardi, ‘India – A Love Story’). The telenovela is a remake of the great success from the 70’s, written by Janete Clair, and which became a classic that remains in the public’s mind until today. The story of Herculano starts when, after an unsuccessful coup, he goes to jail where he meets his master Ferragus (Franciso Cuoco) who teaches him about the fascinating world of illusionism. Years later, Herculano reappears on the scene as the mysterious and seductive Professor Astro, who exerts considerable influence on the world around him, especially on his great love, Amanda (Carolina Ferraz, ‘Brasil Avenue’), and the powerful Hayalla family.

    In Brazil, the telenovela re-aired the 11pm time slot on TV Globo, in 2011, and obtained an impressive average of a 42% share (Source: Ibope). In the international market, it has already been sold successfully to countries such as South Korea, Serbia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Portugal.
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    Cats Cradle won best telenovela @The Banff World Festival, held every four years, focuses on television programming, creation and program development. The organizers estimate that more than 2 thousand executives from around the world participate in the event, as well as celebrities, writers and producers from the most important television networks.

    At the beginning of this year, telenovela ‘Cats Cradle’, was introduced to the international market and has already been sold to over 15 countries such as Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Honduras, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Cuba, Albania and Portugal. It has been a success in all countries, but especially in Latin America. In Brazil, the telenovela has received great reviews with about 22 million viewers and has reached an audience share of 56%.

    Starring Camila Pitanga (‘Tropical Paradise’), Marcos Palmeira (‘Port of Miracles’), Paola Oliveira (‘The Prophet‘) and Carmo Dalla Vecchia (‘The Favorite‘), the story features the topics of individualism, greed and questions the reasoning behind why people lose their ability to love and to recognize the other. In this story, the narrator describes the misadventures of a perfect love triangle in a classic love story, which also includes an evil, spoiled, and selfish villain.

    The telenovela´s production has a great investment. Its first scenes were shot in beautiful and well known geographical locations in Brazil, such as Lençois Maranhenses, a desert region in the north, known for its sand dunes and tide pools. For access to these locations, the entire team were driven in 4x4 cars to shoot in 15 locations each day. In total, nearly 100 people were involved in the shooting.

    ‘Cats Cradle’ is in the 2011 TV Globo International catalog and will be available at MIPCOM.Yesterday, during the opening festival, the telenovela ‘Cat´s Cradle’ won the award for Best Telenovela in the Drama category, competing with themes such as ‘Money Time’, an Israeli telenovela by Dori Media Darset, associated to HOT Cable Television; ‘The Clone’, from Colombia, co-produced between Telemundo Internacional and Globo TV International, as well as other Rede Globo telenovelas like ‘Paradise City’, ‘Watercolors of Love’, and ‘Seize the Day’. The theme will still compete with those selected as Non-Fiction, on June 15th, at the Banff World Television Awards Gala.
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    Blood Ties wins the best Telenovela at the International Emmy Awards


    ‘Blood Ties’ was chosen as Best Telenovela for the 39th International Emmy Awards. The Globo TV’s director of international entertainment Guilherme Bokel and the SIC’s General Director Luís Marques accepted the award on Monday 21st in New York. The award ceremony took place at the Hilton Hotel, during the gala dinner. With the supervision of the Brazilian author, Aguinaldo Silva, this was the first coproduction realized in partnership with Rede Globo and the Portuguese network SIC.

    ‘Blood Ties’ competed with three other finalists: ‘Araguaia’ from Rede Globo, “Contra las Cuerdas” from Argentina and “Precious Hearts” from the Philippines. All in all, there were 1000 programs entered from 61 countries, to dispute the titles in the 10 different categories that were analyzed by more than 800 judges from 67 countries.

    The award ceremony, announced by the actors Danny Pino e Blanca Soto, was enthusiastically celebrated by Bokel. “This award is the crowning glory in the short history of the internationalization of Rede Globo productions. This is the third co-production international and the first in which we were involved from the text supervision with Aguinaldo Silva, to the final cut of each episode. The Emmy symbolizes the recognition of the Globo brand of quality and makes us believe that we’re on the right track”, said Bokel. The statuette won by the actress represents the most important award in the television industry.

    With script direction by Pedro Lopes from SP Televisão, supervision by Aguinaldo Silva and directed by Patrícia Sequeira, ‘Blood Ties’ was shown between September 2009 and October 2010 by SIC in Portugal. The telenovela is a story rooted in the Portuguese reality, with dramas and conflicts of modern society. The plot of love and hate is between two sisters separated by destiny, where love prevails. Filmed in quintessentially Portuguese scenes Viana do Castelo, Lago do Alqueva and the Mercado da Ribeira in Lisbon, the story of ‘Blood Ties’ also had scenes shot in Rio de Janeiro and set in the Amazon. The actress Susana Vieira played a special role in ten episodes and relived the character Lara Romero from the miniseries ‘Fifties Club’.

    This was the second International Emmy won by Rede Globo in 2011, and the seventh in the company’s history. In September this year, ‘Jornal Nacional’ won a statuette for the coverage of the Complexo do Alemão invasion. In 1981, the winner was ‘A Arca de Noé’ and a year later it was ‘Morte e Vida Severina’. In 1983, Roberto Marinho won the prize in the direction category and in 2009 the telenovela ‘India: A Love Story’ won the honor. Rede Globo continues to be the only Brazilian TV network to win an Emmy.

    This year, five other productions were finalists and competed for the award: ‘All My Life’ for Best Arts Programming; ‘Under the Law’, for Best Drama; ‘Breaking Up’ for Best Comedy; and ‘Destiny River’ for the Best Telenovela category. Adriana Esteves and Fábio Assunção also competed for the Best Actor and Actress award, for their work in ‘Songs of Betrayal’.
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    Brazil Pop Culture

    The Forces Of Desire
    Portuguese-As For?as De Desejo
    Spanish- La Fuerza Del Deseo
    Italian-Le Forze Del Desiderio
    French-Les Forces De D?sir
    Romanian-Forţele De Dorinţa De



    Paulo Coehlo








    Bossa Nova

    Bossa Nova

    Para Sa Akin

    Samba Song

    The Girl From Ipanema
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    “Love has no age, no limit; and no death.”


    steamy scene


    "The important thing is not the object of love, but the emotion itself. "



    Love is blind it has no color



    love has no age,sex and religion...


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    Brazilian (Music, Dance , Drama) are Hot, Exotic,Enchanting,Sensual & Mystical.
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    Mexican Telenovela Theme, Telenovela always exposes about a poor but beautiful woman who is actually from a rich family. She dreams to have a handsome man as her prince, but must face challenges from his family. Eventhough he gets married with other woman, she still makes a relationship. Finally, the ending is much like Cinderellas story. So, I conclude that most Telenovelas are like Cinderella.
    The actors and actresses are usually white, and beautiful or handsome ones. It is a marketing tool for the telenovela. The actors are also sensitive. Easy to cry if they got problems, but I think in telenovela, the males cry much often.
    3. Once more! Most telenovela titles are womens name, such as Maria Mercedez, Maria de Barrio, Marimar, Isamar La Revancha, Cassandra, Rosalinda, La Buena Clara, Escrava Issaura, Sinha Moca, Esmeralda, Ruby, Daniela and so on. And the most common character names appeared in Telenovela are Maria, Jose Fernando or Fernando Jose, Rosa, Lupita etc..Hehehehe..typical!


    The trends in Teleserye now are, the antagonist is a very cruel, insane, and inhuman characters who always make troubles and violence. Meanwhile the protagonist or good character ” described as innocent (or idiot?), very kind, and always suffer at first (mmm..seems like Cinderella too).
    Sometimes, unrealistic, too fantastic, and provide more dreams than reality. Only several teleserye which talk about humanity, love and care, and daily lives.

    The Presence Of Anita is a miniseries written by Manoel Carlos (Anything For Love/Family Ties). 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. Destiny is already written and she cannot change her fate...

    Based on the novel of the same name by Eça de Queiroz, one of the greatest Portuguese writers, this super-production was filmed in Portugal and Brazil. It recounts the saga of a family in the Portuguese Court, where love must yield to custom and interest. This painstaking reconstitution of those days, with great performances, makes this an unforgettable program for every taste.
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    President by chance.

    Nominated for an International Emmy, the miniseries Next in Line depicts political drama and conflict experienced by a man who reaches the nation’s highest position. Paulo Ventura (Domingos Montagner) is an exception in Brazilian public life: an honest politician, he exerts all his energy in his fight against corruption. Victimized by a scheme from the opposition and from the enemies made as a result of his idealism, he is elected President of the Chamber of Deputies only to serve as a lame duck until the next elections.

    By the irony of fate, both the current president and vice-president suffer a fatal accident and, being the first in the line of succession, Ventura is to assume command of the country for the remaining 15-month term. Ventura’s new position requires reconciliation with Antonia (Maria Fernanda Cândido), his ex-wife with whom he had a daughter, Marta (Juliana Schalch), and a son, Júlio (Murilo Armacollo). A teacher with a doctorate degree in Brazilian history, she agrees to be first lady on the condition that she is not publicly exposed to the amorous adventures that marked their troubled marriage, in addition to trying to reconcile with her son who is forced to leave their home.

    Júlio, a transsexual who has cut ties with his father and lives in the USA, returns to Brazil for a sex change operation. Ventura’s adversaries, upon learning of his opposition to the procedure, seize the opportunity to tag him as homophobic.

    However, the new president’s real trouble lies with the corrupt Floriano Pedreira (José Wilker), the Minister of Justice and later President of the National Congress. Helped by Senator Nicodemo Cabral (Luiz Carlos Miele), a stone-cold articulator, Floriano attempts to defeat the anti-corruption measures and to expose Ventura’s personal shortcomings.

    A dossier on supposedly illicit funds leads to an impeachment process headed by Floriano, at the same time that the press reveals the first lady’s love affair with an Argentine writer. Dejected, the president renounces his position, yielding his office to Floriano. Investigations, nonetheless, reveal that the dossier had been forged with the help of Tony Abrahão (Leopoldo Pacheco), businessman who is interested in Senator Nicodemo’s political summit. Even though he was acquitted, Ventura decides to end his political mission and refuses to participate in another election, despite the pressure from Fernanda Dummont (Mariana Lima), his campaign manager and admirer.

    Nevertheless, he reconsiders his decision after a request by Jorge Moura (Hugo Carvana), an ex-president marked by a terrible mandate. On his deathbed, he asks Ventura to accept the sacrifice for the good of the country. Back on the campaign trail, the confrontation with Floriano Pedreira unfolds in ever-increasing suspense until the final heated debate, broadcast live to the entire country.

    Directed by Ricardo Waddington (from Brazil Avenue), with a documentary tone and movie-like photography, the miniseries narrates the dilemma of an honest man who, raised to the position of president, undergoes the challenge of governing the country while trying to control his personal weaknesses.

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