Mulheres de areia (sand women) was a Brazilian soap opera that tells the story of the twin sister Rute and Raquel. I the classic thing...one twin is good and the other devilish. It's a very... See full summary »
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The innocent farm worker Sassá Mutema becomes the town hero and a political candidate after he's wrongfully accused of murdering a famous radio broadcaster who used his radio program to deceive and manipulate his listeners.
A RAINHA DA SUCATA was a monster hit in all the Portuguese-speaking markets for lots of reasons;
The acting is superb - REGINA DUARTE is touching, moving and splendid in every scene
CLAUDIA OHANA is as desirable as ever and magnificently represents a third generation of Brazilian actresses with talent equal to their voluptuousness
Note also the great performances - maybe their best ever - of GLORIA MENEZES, ANDREA BELTRAO and RAUL CORTES as the enigmatic butler... As for DANIEL FILHO, let's just say that he was born for the role that he played here !!!
One would be remiss also if the great ANTONIO FAGUNDES went unmentioned - his presence on this show added all the charm it required and it was also a great springboard for himself - he definitely moved on to greater and better things on a personal level (here he is, admittedly, only comic relief from the, at times, suffocating drama being played out - but such quality comic relief!)
A RAINHA DA SUCATA so well rounds up its time - late 80's / early 90's - it is a virtual time capsule! Definitely rivals DEUS NOS ACUDA - a must-see too! Definitely as good a time capsule as GUERRA DOS SEXOS too - with Fernanda Montenegro that one - and a cameo by... a rainha herself, Regina Duarte!
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