El rostro de la venganza

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El rostro de la venganza
El Rostro de la Venganza.jpg
GenreTelenovela
Created bySebastián Arrau
Written by
  • Adela Boltansky
  • Mariano Calasso
  • Teresa Donato
Story bySebastián Arrau
Directed by
  • Nicolás Di Blasi
  • Jaime Segura
Creative director(s)Óscar Cortés
Starring
Theme music composerTulio Cremisini
Opening theme
  • "Volver a nacer" performed by Deanette
  • "La venganza" performed by Tulio Cremisini and Pedro Castillo
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of episodes173
Production
Executive producer(s)Aurelio Valcárcel Carroll
Producer(s)Jairo Arcila
Cinematography
  • Joseph Martínez
  • Argemiro Saavedra
Camera setupMulti-camera
Release
Original networkTelemundo
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original releaseJuly 30, 2012 (2012-07-30) –
April 12, 2013 (2013-04-12)
Chronology
Preceded byRelaciones peligrosas
Followed byEl Señor de los Cielos
External links
Website

El Rostro de la Venganza (Lit: The Face of Vengeance / English: Facing Destiny) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami. David Chocarro, Elizabeth Gutierrez and Cynthia Olavarria starred as the protagonist, with the special participation of Maritza Rodríguez, while Saúl Lisazo and Marlene Favela starred as the antagonists.

History[edit]

Telemundo announced a prime-time broadcast of El Rostro de la Venganza on May, as part of the 2012-2013 season.[1][2] From July 30, 2012 to January 24, 2013, Telemundo aired El Rostro de la Venganza weeknights at 10:30pm/9:30c, following half-hour of Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal.[3][4] From January 28, 2013 and onwards, Telemundo aired one-hour episodes, replacing Pablo Escobar. The last episode was broadcast on April 12, with El Señor de los Cielos replacing it.[5] As with most of its other telenovelas, the network broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3.

Plot[edit]

El Rostro de la Venganza tells the story of Diego Mercader (Jorge Eduardo García), an 8-year-old boy, bullied and harassed in school by his classmates. He suffers a breakdown and is urged by unknown persons to shoot 7 of his colleagues, being given access to a gun from a lockroom. Accused of the mass murder, he enters a prison for psychological diseases.

Twenty years later, psychiatrist Antonia Villaroel (Maritza Rodríguez) obtains his liberation by legal means and with the support of a generous benefactor Ezequiel Alvarado (Saúl Lisazo).

Diego is being given a new identity, the one of Martín Méndez (David Chocarro) and tries to renew his life under the employment of Ezequiel. He is put as the personal bodyguard of his fianceé, Mariana (Elizabeth Gutiérrez), compromised in an outrageous relationship with his son, Luciano (Jonathan Islas).

He will find himself in a maze of intrigues and betrayal, sustained by Antonia's decision to find the truth about the murders and by Ezequiel's family. Later Mariana and Antonia are killed by Alicia and Alicia takes the lead role and it is later revealed that she is Eva Samaniego out for revenge.

Cast changes[edit]

The initial cast was announced to be Elizabeth Gutiérrez as Antonia, Iván Sánchez as Diego/Martín and Maritza Rodríguez as Mariana.

David Chocarro was originally to play Luciano Alvarado at the very beginning, nevertheless being rather proposed for the lead. The role of Luciano was given to the former leading actor Iván Sánchez, who was let out from the final production due to his constant discontent with the plot. Eventually, Jonathan Islas took the part.

Maritza Rodríguez and Elizabeth Gutiérrez exchanged roles; Rodríguez had been cast as Antonia, and Gutiérrez as Mariana.

After two weeks of broadcast, Gutierrez announced she was leaving the production, thus letting the series without a female protagonist, as Rodríguez had only played a special role. The initial plot had to be changed, with her character getting killed halfway through.

Marlene Favela was cast in with a new role to substitute the lead. Marlene Favela's character was changed from a Protagonist to an Antagonist as the telenovela went on.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest[edit]

  • Adriana Bermudez as Leticia "Lety"
  • Sandra Destenave as Sol Luisa / Marcia Rey
  • Lorena Gómez as Sandra Arriagada
  • Emily Alvarado as Young Carolina Pinto
  • Ginna Rodriguez as Young Diana Mercader

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2012 Premios People en Español Best Telenovela El Rostro de la Venganza Nominated[6]
Best Actor David Chocarro Nominated[6]
Best Actress Maritza Rodríguez Nominated[6]
Best Villain Saúl Lisazo Nominated[6]
2013 Miami Life Awards Best Lead Actress Elizabeth Gutiérrez Won[7]
Best Lead Actor David Chocarro Nominated[7]
Best Supporting Actress Kimberly Dos Ramos Won[7]
Best Supporting Actor José Guillermo Cortines Nominated[7]
Best Actress Villain Marlene Favela Nominated[7]
Best Actor Villain Jonathan Islas Nominated[7]
Best First Actress Felicia Mercado Nominated[7]
Best First Actor Saúl Lisazo Nominated[7]
Roberto Mateos Nominated[7]
Eduardo Serrano Nominated[7]
Best Telenovela El Rostro de la Venganza Nominated[7]
Premios Tu Mundo Best Supporting Actress Kimberly Dos Ramos Nominated[8][9]
Cynthia Olavarría Won[9]
Best Supporting Actress Brenda Asnicar Nominated[8][9]
The Perfect Couple Maritza Rodríguez & David Chocarro Nominated[8][9]
Best supporting villain Isabella Castillo, Vanessa Pose Won[9]
Best Bad Luck Moment Alicia learns that Tomás is hearing
the conversation she have with Natalia
Nominated[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TELEMUNDO MEDIA ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 800 HOURS OF NEW CONTENT – NEARLY 40 PERCENT INCREASE IN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
  2. ^ Upfronts 2012: Telemundo Doubles Down on Original Programming
  3. ^ “El rostro de la venganza” se estrena el 30 de julio
  4. ^ THE GRAND PREMIERE OF “EL ROSTRO DE LA VENGANZA” COMES TO TELEMUNDO ON MONDAY, JULY 30 AT 10:30PM/9:30C
  5. ^ EL SEÑOR DE LOS CIELOS, Gran Estreno
  6. ^ a b c d "PREMIOS PEOPLE EN ESPAÑOL 2012". PeopleEnEspañol.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "GANADORES Y NOMINADOS A LOS MIAMI LIFE AWARDS 2013". MiamiLifeAwards.
  8. ^ a b c d "Listado completo de finalistas Premios Tu Mundo 2013".
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Premios Tu Mundo 2013: lista de ganadores (FOTOS)". Huffington Post. August 16, 2013.

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