La Comadre (1979) was a Venezuelan telenovela that was produced by and seen on Venezuela's Radio Caracas Television. The original idea for this telenovela was by Jose Ignacio Cabrujas. It was written by Juan Carlos Genet and Roman Chalbaud. This telenovela lasted only 16 episodes and was distributed internationally by Coral International.
Aurora is a teenager, growing up in the '20s, in the mountain town of Merida. At the time, tyrant Juan Vicente Gomez rules Venezuela. Aurora's uncle is part of an underground movement that opposes Gomez. He is arrested and imprisoned in the infamous Morro prison, where he is constantly tortured. During this time, Magdalena Trejo, Aurora's comadre (Magdalena is the godmother of Aurora's doll) comes to live with her and her family. Magdalena's life has been haunted by her male relatives, the Trejos, a bunch of bullies who had driven the girl's mother to an early death. Although Aurora is warned by her comadre, she falls in love with Manuel Trejo, Magdalena's uncle. Manuel is a philanderer, who uses women. Knowing he can't have Aurora unless he marries her, he asks for her hand in marriage and hurries back to his native Maracaibo. Aurora marries Manuel by proxy, and then starts alone to Maracaibo, on the first trip she's ever taken outside of Merida. Although Aurora is a naive girl, she soon realizes her marriage is a fiasco. Not only does Manuel prove to be a brutal lover, but he pays little attention to his wife and carries on an affair openly with his servant. When Magdalena, who is on her way to Curacao to join her revolutionary boyfriend, stops in Maracaibo to visit, Aurora is thrilled. Magdalena leaves, and Aurora finds out she is going to have a baby. She decides to hide this from her husband. One day, while going through her husband's things, she finds a box of old letters. In those letters, Manuel describes explicitly all his sexual affairs. When Manuel finds out that Aurora is pregnant, he accuses her of hiding the truth because the child is not his. He sends Aurora back to Merida where her family and neighbors ostracize her. After the birth of her son, Rodolfo, Aurora decides to go to Caracas to start a new life.
Doris Wells as Aurora
Cecilia Villarreal as Magdalena
Miguel Angel Landa as Manuel
Carlos Marquez as Esteban
Pedro Lander as Rodolfo
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La Comadre at the Internet Movie Database
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