El Chivo

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El Chivo
El Chivo poster.jpg
Genre Telenovela
Created by Humberto "Kiko" Olivieri
Based on The Feast of the Goat
by Mario Vargas Llosa
Story by Mario Vargas Llosa
Directed by
  • Andrés Biermann
  • Rolando Ocampo
  • Alfonso Pineda Ulloa
Creative director(s) Gabriela Monroy
Starring
Music by
  • Oliver Camargo
  • José Carlos María
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 70
Production
Executive producer(s) Madeleine Contreras
Cinematography
  • Hobardo Chicangana
  • Ciro Alexander Nuñez
  • Roberto Cortés
Editor(s)
  • Alba Merchan Hamann
  • CJosé Luis Varón
Camera setup Multi-camera
Production company(s)
Release
Original network UniMás
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Stereophonic sound
First shown in United States
Original release September 23 (2014-09-23) – December 31, 2014 (2014-12-31)

El Chivo, is a telenovela produced by RTI Producciones and Televisa for United States-based television network Univisión and for Colombia-based television network Caracol Television. It is an adaptation of the book La fiesta del Chivo (The Feast of the Goat) from Mario Vargas Llosa based on the history of Dominican Dictator, Rafael Trujillo.[1] [2] [3]The telenovela began filming in May 2014.[4]

Plot[edit]

Rafael Leónidas Trujillo is a cattle thief. In a confusing event, he meets Mariana Durán, his current wife, who saved him from death. Some time later, Rafael enters the army and forges a career of several years that leads him to the rank of general. From this position, he forges a coup against the dictator at the time, Eusebio Porras. After an interim period in the governing military junta, Trujillo took power after a suspicious Dominican election that had him winning over a lot of opponents (students and guerrillas).[5]

Cast[edit]

Actor[6] Character
Julio Bracho Rafael Leónidas Trujillo
Eileen Moreno Mariana Durán
Diana Hoyos Ángela Durán
Manuela González Susana
Iván Arana Lázaro Conde
Javier Delgiudice Arístides Guerrero
Juan Sebastián Calero Jhonny
Julio Sánchez Cóccaro Agustín Cabral
Cristina García Urania Cabral
Leonardo Acosta Domenech
Laura Ramos Rosita
Camilo Sáenz Padre Guzmán
Lina Tejeiro Celia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filman telenovela basada en libro "La fiesta del chivo"" (in Spanish). El Caribe. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ El Financiero México. "Vargas Llosa al mundo de las telenovelas con la serie "El Chivo"" (in Spanish). Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ El Heraldo Colombia. "Comienza grabación de ‘La fiesta del chivo’, en Barranquilla" (in Spanish). Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ "La dictadura de Rafael Trujillo llega la pantalla chica con "El Chivo"" (in Spanish). Diario las Américas. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "La historia de Rafael Trujillo" (in Spanish). Novelas y series Univisión. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Novelas y series Univisión. "Personajes de la serie El Chivo. Conócelos" (in Spanish). Retrieved September 25, 2014.