Esmeralda

Esmeralda

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(1997) - Leticia Calderón, Fernando Colunga

Summary of Esmeralda

Once upon a rainy night, two babies are born, each awaiting the embrace of a loving family. But the obsessive desire for a male heir and a trick of destiny causes their lives to change. The boy who was born in a miserable shack opens his eyes to the opulence of a mansion; and the beautiful little girl who was born to a silken crib takes her first steps inside the corrugated walls of poverty. The price of silence for theis terrible secret are several valuable emeralds, and the little girl was named after them: Esmeralda. She was born blind, but the goodness of her heart gives her all the light she needs to be happy. Many years later, she and José Armando will meet and fall in love. But the secrets of the past are about to come out....

CAST

Leticia Calderón .... Esmeralda
Fernando Colunga .... José Armando Peñareal
Enrique Lizalde .... Rodolfo
Laura Zapata .... Fátima
Salvador Pineda .... Lucio Malaver
Ignacio López Tarso .... Melesio
Gustavo Rojo .... Bernardo
Irán Eory .... Sor Piedad
Noé Murayama .... Fermín
Dina de Marco .... Crisanta
Elsa Navarrete .... Aurora
Esther Rinaldi .... Florecita
Juan Carlos Serrán .... Dionisio (#1)
Rafael Amador .... Dionisio (#2)
Juan Pablo Gamboa .... Alvaro
María Luisa Alcalá .... Doña Socorro
Alejandro Ruiz .... Adrián Lucero
Nora Salinas .... Graciela
Rafael del Villar .... Sebastián
Raquel Morell .... Blanca
Raquel Pankowsky .... Juana
Raquel Olmedo .... Dominga
Ana Patricia Rojo .... Georgina
Dacia González .... Rita
Elsa Cárdenas .... Hortensia
Raúl Padilla "Chóforo" .... Trolebús
Nicky Mondellini .... Dra. Muñoz
Roberto d'Amico .... Gustavo
Rosita Pelayo .... Hilda
Sergio Jurado .... Lic. Joaquín Estrada
Alberto Ortiz .... José Rodolfo
Alberto Santini .... Nacho
Alejandro Avila .... Diseñador
Alma Rosa López .... Maribel
Berendice Ivet Vilchiz .... Secretaria
Brenda Avila .... Sor Belén
Carlos Ramírez Gutiérrez .... Dr. Ramos
Cuco Sánchez .... Don Cuco
Daniel Salazar .... Mayordomo
Dolores Salomon "Bodoquito".... Tula
Fabrizio Mercini .... Luis
Fernando Santos .... Lic. Marcos
Gabriela Aponte .... Benita
Gabriela del Valle .... Zoila
Gabriela Salomón .... Petra
Genoveva Moreno .... Zenaida
Genoveva Pérez .... Eufraria
Gustavo Aguilar "Manotas" .... Anuar
Horacio Vera .... Ciriaco
Irma Torres .... Altagracia
Isadora González .... Tania
Jaime Puga .... Lino
Jesús Lara .... Tomás
Jesús Moreno .... Teófilo
Jorge Iván .... Nicolás
José A. Coro .... Lic. Díaz Mirón
José Luis Rojas .... Eleno
Juan Rios .... Claudio
Lorena Martínez .... Sor Lucila
Marcela López Correa .... La Juez
Marco Uriel .... Emiliano
María Morena .... Doris
Mauricio Ruby .... Facundo
Melva Luna .... Epifania
Odin Dupeiron .... Gabino
Oliver Alexander .... Gelario
Paola Flores .... Tomasa
Roberto Ruy .... Ofelio
Ursula Murayama .... Jacinta

Writing credits
Delia Fiallo (original story)
Georgina Tinoco (adaptation)
Dolores Ortega (adaptation)
Lúz Orlin (adaptation)

Song "Esmeralda"
Singing: Javier Rodríguez
Lyrics

Song "Llenando de Amor"
Singing: Javier Rodríguez

Original music
José Antonio "Potro" Farias

Production manager
Aaron Gutierrez
Hugo Mayo

Production co-ordinator
Leticia Diaz

Cinematography by
Jesús Najera

Directed by
Beatriz Sheridan

Produced by
Salvador Mejía
Nathalie Lartilleux (associated producer)
Maricarmen Marcos (associated producer)

Televisa

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

"Esmeralda" is a remake of:
1 version: telenovela "Esmeralda" (Venezuela, 1972) with Lupita Ferrer and José Bardina (Juan Pablo).
2 version: telenovela "Topacio" (Venezuela, Venevision, 1984) with Grecia Colmenares (Leticia Calderón), Victor Camara (Fernando Colunga), Jeannette Rodriguez (Nora Salinas) and Pedro Lander (Alejandro Ruiz).

"The best telenovela of the year", TVyNovelas award, 1998.

There is a Brazilian version of "Esmeralda" also called "Esmeralda" with Bianca Castanho (Leticia Calderon) and Claudio Lins (Fernando Colunga), of 2004 by S.B.T.

"ESMERALDA" REVIEW

thanks to Héctor Rojas Toro from Casablanca, Quinta Región, Chile
Buena versión (quizás la mejor de todas las que se han hecho) de una historia que ya es un clásico dentro de la televisión latinoamericana y, por qué no decirlo, mundial. La pareja protágonica estuvo INSUPERABLE. Leticia Calderón hizo una excelente interpretación de la cieguita "Esmeralda", mientras que Fernando Colunga también hizo lo suyo como "José Armando". El resto del elenco de esta producción de Salvador Mejía (para mi gusto, lo único rescatable que ha producido este señor), estuvo MUY BIEN, destacándose, principalmente, esos señorones de la actuación que son: Enrique Lizalde e Ignacio López Tarso, éste último en un papel simpatiquísimo y totalmente diferente a todos los que le había visto interpretar hasta entonces, como lo fue el del bobo "Melesio". Las locaciones, por su parte, también merecen todos mis elogios, pues se escogieron lugares de singular belleza para ambientar esta historia. Y es de esperar que ya no se haga otra nueva versión de "Esmeralda". Con la cantidad de veces que han pasado ésta última (por cierto, actualmente la está exhibiendo el canal "Telenovelas" Latinoamérica) ya es MAS QUE SUFICIENTE.
Read another review of "Esmeralda" by anonymous

VIEWERS COMMENTS

- by anonymous
"Esmeralda" was one of my favorite telenovelas. It was about a girl who was born blind and falls in love with a guy named Jose Armando. But there's just one problem, they have a secret. Leticia Calderon and Fernando Colunga star in this telenovela which was written by Cuban soap opera writer Delia Fiallo.

- by anonymous
This was also one of my favorite novelas. Not just because of the love story between Jose Armando and Esmeralda, but also between Adrian and Graciela.

- by anonymous
If we look at the script, it's just great the way they express their feelings, it's amazing!

- by anonymous
Me gusto mas el amor entre Adrian y Aurorita que Armando y Esmeralda. Adrian es muy guapo y buen artista, superior a todos los demas segun mi opinion por supuesto.

- by anonymous
I loved the story of Adrian and Graciela, and was disappointed when Graciela died. I wish she and Adrian would have gotten together.

- by anonymous
After watching Esmeralda, my attitude about love has changed. The actors/actresses were wonderful. You wouldn't even realize you are watching a film. It carries you away. A real masterpiece.

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LINKS

Esmeralda at Esmas
Esmeralda, Los ojos del amor
Esmeralda at IMDB

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