Montecristo (Mexican telenovela)
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|Created by||Marcelo Camaño, Adriana Lorenzón, Bethel Flores|
|Theme music composer||David Bolzoni|
|Opening theme||"Yo Soy Aquel" and "Hazme"by David Bolzoni|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||185|
|Executive producer(s)||Rita Fusaro, Emilia Lamothe|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||TV Azteca|
|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.
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
|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|
|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|
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