Amores de Fin de Siglo
Amores de Fin de Siglo (1995) was a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venezuela's Radio Caracas Television. It was written by Leonardo Padron, Carlos Perez, Mariana Reyes, and Doris Segui, scripted by Carlos Perez, Mariana Reyes, and Doris Segui and directed by Luis Manzo. Carmen Cecilia Urbaneja was the telenovela's Executive Producer, Leonardo Galavis was the Exterior Director, and Leonor Sardi was the General Producer. This telenovela lasted 133 episodes and was distributed internationally by RCTV International.
They say that life races furiously along the highways; that it tires with the weight of its people. It is unmistakable... the world is full of noise. In the depths of its cities, inside each room, above the sheets, you can hear the sounds of the urban animals... two clamoring to become one. Since time began, people have struggled themselves into just that: a couple. It is the final equation - and it is the most difficult one of all. This is, in a manner of speaking, a story about relationships governed by the code of love of the 90's. In other words, it is the story of each one of us. It's about the different forms of love which exist beyond each window in a city inhabitabed by millions. But, above all, it is a story about the most scourged term in modern times: marriage.
Two buildings stand symbolically at the epicenter of this metropolis. One, facing south, is inhabited by the middle class. The other faces west, where each day the sun sets on the conglomeration of its most common inhabitants. As we focus on the tenth floor of one of these buildings, we witness the life of two neighboring couples: Santiago and Constanza have been married for seven years. Anastacia and Diego have been married for seven hours. Constanza is a theater actress; a mother tired of being a mother and a woman with a thirst for life. Santiago is a photographer; a man who has ravaged his own life and who now wanders through his marriage with the certainty that love is about to perish. Diego and Anastasia are the other couple; he is a brilliant investigative police officer with a penchant for beautiful women and she is a recent graduate from the school of journalism... a newlywed who, upon entering adulthood, receives a mortal and irrevocable blow to the heart. Both couples will become neighbors, and this will change their lives forever.
At the other end of the city, Ezequiel Camacho, a young belligerent Jesuit, finds himself incurably and eternally drawn to the eyes of Lejana San Miguel - a prostitute whose legendary beauty is encompassed by the turbulence of the night. This marks the beginning of his torment. Both ends of the city will be devastated by the faith of its residents.
We will also look into the love life of a female sexologist, the anxieties suffered by the aerobics instructor, the infidelities of a bank teller, the fantasies of an usher at the movies, the sexual decline of an aging taxi driver, and the disastrous love affairs of a housewife. We will visit every floor, knock on every door, turn on each tiny lamp in the great city. And love will embark on its most arduous task in a story where the most conteporary issues of the 90's touch the lives of its protagonists. Above all, it will deal with the day-to-day situations that defines the lives of couples everywhere: relationships shaped by the nature of each individual - marked by harmony and dissonance; by acts of selfishness and grand acts of self-indulgence; by the strengths of their affection and the small luxuries that passion can afford. Love will feel the power of economic hardships and irritability; of an overdose of work and of sex without fervor. Love will discover what is routine and what is tedious. It will know the exquisite telepathy that exists in a couple. It will be overwhelmed by nocturnal embraces. It will bear witness to its own crisis. Love will ultimately come to comprehend marriage: a bit of heaven, a bit of hell. Or, as was once said in a single phrase: This is a love story that begins where others have ended.
Maricarmen Regueiro as Anastasia
Flavio Caballero as Diego Moncada
Daniel Lugo as Santiago
Ana Karina Manco as Constanza
Haydee Balza as Gallarda Camacho
Carlos Cruz as Nazario
Elba Escobar as Victoria Montalban
Alejo Felipe as Jorge Lira
Tomas Henriquez as Fucho Camacho
Gledys Ibarra as Luna Camacho
Maria Cristina Lozada as Imperio
Carlos Marquez as Jose Tadeo
Dora Mazzone as La mujer policia girana
Jenny Noguera as Amalia
Linsabel Noguera as Alexandra Moncada
Ruddy Rodriguez as Lejana San Miguel
Franklin Virguez as Ezequiel Camacho
Carlos Jimenez Q. as Reoberto San Miguel
Amores de Fin de Siglo at the Internet Movie Database
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