Heroes (Chilean miniseries)
Heroes is a Chilean TV miniseries produced by Canal 13 in 2007.
Heroes has 6 episodes. Each one of them relates the history of one of the principal figures of the Chilean history in the 19th century: Bernardo O'Higgins, Jose Miguel Carrera, Manuel Rodriguez, Diego Portales, Jose Manuel Balmaceda and Arturo Prat. The miniseries is one of the most ambitious project of Canal 13 for the commemoration of the bicentenary of the independence of Chile, in 2010.
The miniseries has the support of the Ministry of Education and the Chilean Army.
"O'Higgins, vivir para merecer su nombre"
''"O'Higgins, Live to Deserve his Name"''
Hero: Bernardo O'Higgins
Released: March 26, 2007
The film is set during 1817 to 1823, on the events of the Patria Nueva, but it has some flashbacks when O'Higgins was a kid (years unrevealed) and when he was learning who his father (Ambrosio O'Higgins) was. Its main plot surrounds the events of his governments, and the changes on his popularity among the people.
In this film, Bernardo O'Higgins is portrayed by the actor Julio Milostich, and gives an "emotional" side to the hero, to explain why he acceeded to kill the Carrera brothers and Manuel Rodriguez.
Other co-stars are Daniela Jaccques as Rosario Puga, Elsa Poblete as Isabel Riquelme, Hector Noguera as Ambrosio O'Higgins, Diego Munoz as Jose Antonio Perez Cotapos, Pedro Vicuna as General De La Cruz, Daniel Munoz as Jose de San Martin, and Benjamin Vicuna as Manuel Rodriguez.
"Carrera, el principe de los caminos"
"Carrera, the Prince of the Roads"
Hero: Jose Miguel Carrera
Released: April 30, 2007
The film is set during 1796 (Just a brief scene in which Carrera is a young boy) to 1821. When Jose Miguel is having his worse moments, he remembers a memory from his youth: a scorpion trying to escape from fire. Its main plot surrounds Carrera's journey back to Chile and the revenge he has for O'Higgins.
Here, Jose Miguel Carrera is portrayed by a new young actor, Diego Casanueva, who makes a very good interpretation to the character, especially his moments in which he is more revengeful.
Other co-stars are Javiera Diaz de Valdes as Mercedes Fontecilla, Sebastian Layseca as Jose Maria Benavente, Daniel Munoz as Jose de San Martin, Benjamin Vicuna as Manuel Rodriguez, Julio Milostich as Bernardo OHiggins, Alfredo Allende as Luis Carrera, and Gabriel Sepulveda as Juan Jose Carrera.
"Rodriguez, hijo de la rebeldia"
"Rodriguez, Son of the Rebelliousness"
Hero: Manuel Rodriguez
Released: June 24, 2007
The film is set during 1808 to 1818, especially highliting the period of the Reconquista and having as its main plot surrounding Rodriguez's time as a spy. Additionally, the film is narrated by Rodriguez's father, Carlos Rodriguez.
This is the third film and the final one of the independency trilogy. Manuel Rodriguez is portrayed by Benjamin Vicuna, and though it is the third time he appears in an Heroes film, now he has a much larger role.
Other co-stars are Maria Elena Swett as Francisca de Paula Segura y Ruiz, Alejandro Trejo as Carlos Rodriguez, Carmen Disa Gutierrez as Loreto Erdoiza, Erto Pantoja as Miguel Neira, Mariana Loyola as Ana, Julio Milostich as Bernardo O'Higgins and Diego Casanueva as Jose Miguel Carrera.
"Portales, la fuerza de los hechos"
"Portales, the force of the Facts"
Hero: Diego Portales
Released: September 2, 2007
The film is set only in 1837, when Diego Portales is arrested along with Necochea. Throughout the movie, there are several flashbacks showing Portales's father's arrest, his relationship with his mother, the deaths of his wife and daughters, and his rise to power. Another theme in the movie is religion and the tendency that Portales has to always blame God for the deaths of his loved ones.
Diego Portales here is portrayed by the actor Carlos Concha, who perfectly reflects both of the hero's sides. He portrays his kind side when he is joking with Necochea or with his family. And his more ruthless side is when his family is already dead.
Other co-stars are Luis Gnecco as Necochea, Paola Giannini as Chepita, Paulina Garcia as Maria Encarnacion, Ingrid Isenee as Constanza, Marcial Edwards as Jose Portales, Pablo Schwarz as Santiago Florin and Pablo Krogh as Viadurre.
Hero: Jose Manuel Balmaceda
Released: September 30, 2007
Hero: Arturo Prat
Released: May 26 and 31 2007
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