Montecristo (Mexican telenovela)

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Montecristo
El Amor Nunca Muere
Created by Marcelo Camaño, Adriana Lorenzón, Bethel Flores
Starring Silvia Navarro
Diego Olivera
Omar Germenos
Theme music composer David Bolzoni
Opening theme "Yo Soy Aquel" and "Hazme"by David Bolzoni
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 185
Production
Executive producer(s) Rita Fusaro, Emilia Lamothe
Producer(s) Martin Luna
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network TV Azteca
Picture format Color
Original release August 14, 2006 – April 27, 2007

Montecristo is a Spanish-language telenovela that aired on TV Azteca. It premiered on August 14, 2006. The final original episode aired April 27, 2007. It is based on Argentinian telenovela of the same name, with Rita Fusaro, one of the producer of the original version, serving as the producer in this version.

Story[edit]

Montecristo is the story of Santiago Diaz Herrera(Diego Olivera), a young man who apparently seems to have it all: love, a future, family, success. Life has been kind to him, the doors of the whole world are opened to him. But the treachery of those around him will turn everything into hell.

Santiago, the son of an outstanding national judge, has just been appointed secretary of the court. He has plans to marry Laura, the woman of his dreams.

Santiago feels a great devotion for law; but he also loves fencing, a passion he shares with Marcos Lombardo (Omar Germenos), his close friend. The story begins when Santiago and Marcos travel to Morocco to take part in a fencing tournament. However, this trip will not lead him to victory but to sheer disgrace since he will be involved in a terrible act of treachery, plotted by a wicked environment.

Some days before setting off, Santiago receives some tragic news; his father, Horacio Diaz Herrera(Jose Alonso), discovers that Alberto Lombardo (Marcos' father) has committed a very serious crime during the times of the military regime in Mexico for which he will be arrested and taken to court. Santiago gets so distressed by this terrible news that he decides not to say a word to Marcos. But he doesn't take into account Luciano's envious essence, a man that had unsuccessfully tried to get Santiago's position, and who is fully convinced that the judge, his superior, has helped his son reach his post at court. Alberto Lombardo (Fernando Lujan), a man trained to do evil, asks his son Marcos to get rid of Santiago while they are in Europe, as he will do the same with Horacio in Mexico.

Almost immediately, Judge Herrera dies in a terrible accident caused by Leandro, Laura's uncle (Santiago's fiancee) and Alberto's accomplice. He also plots a setup to involve Santiago in his father's death. For this reason, Santiago is arrested in Morocco, accused of a crime he has not committed. Marcos returns from Europe alone and makes Laura believe that Santiago has killed a man. Laura(Silvia Navarro) gets desperate and tries by all means to travel to Morocco but she is told that Santiago has been killed in jail. Laura falls into a terrible depression and decides to put an end to her life. But she also finds out that she is expecting a baby from Santiago. Feeling devastated and totally at a loss, she agrees to marry Marcos, who has always loved her in silence.

In the meantime, in a far-off jail in Morocco, Santiago meets Ulises (Alfredo Sevilla), an old art dealer that has been in prison for many years. Ulises helps Santiago recover. Together, they discover Marcos' treachery. From then on, Santiago has only one thing on mind: to take revenge on those who have snatched his happiness and life.

Cast and characters[edit]

Cast Character Description
Silvia Navarro Laura protagonist lover of Santiago, Matias' mother
Diego Olivera Santiago protagonist lover of Laura, Matias' biological father
Omar Germenos Marcos antagonist in love with Laura, has a relationship with Milena, has a son with Milena, adoptive father of Matias
María Renée Prudencio Victoria in love with Santiago in the early episodes, later, interested with Rocamora, Laura's long lost elder sister
Victor Hugo Martin Rocamora in love with Victoria
Luis Felipe Tovar Ramon friend of Santiago, Rocamora and Victoria, helps Santiago, in love with Erika
Leticia Huijara Lola ex-lover of Rocamora, wife of Alberto, Camila's mother
Fernando Luján Alberto main protagonist father of Marcos, Erika and Camila, later it is revealed that Marcos is not his biological son
Margarita Sanz Leticia Marcos and Erika's mother,
Alvaro Guerero Leandro villain Helena's husband, Alberto's right-hand man
María Fernanda Quiroz Erika daughter of Leandro and Helena, biological daughter of Alberto, has relationship with Marcos
Pedro Sicard Luciano villain in love with Erika
Tania Arredondo Milena Lover of Marcos
Sophie Alexander Mariana friend of Laura, a lawyer
Carlos Hays Matias son of Laura and Santiago, Marcos' adoptive son
Julieta Eggurola Sara Caruso Santiago's nanny, in love with Horacio
Julia Rosario Urbini Camila daughter of Alberto and Lola, Erika's step-sister
Erika de la Rosa Valentina Marcos' "half sister", daughter to Leticia and Alberto, lover of Ramon
Enrique Muñoz Clemente
Carmen Delgado Helena wife of Leandro, Erika's mother
José Alonso Horacio Diaz Herera Santiago's father
René Gatica Padre Pedro
Alfredo Sevilla Ulises Santiago's friend in the prison
Ana Karina Guevara Lic. Medina

Syndication[edit]

ntv7 (August 8, 2008 to May 2009) Monday to Friday 12.00noon