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Pages of Life 

Páginas da Vida (original title)
After a young woman gives birth to twins and dies precociously, her cold-hearted mother keeps her grandson but rejects his sister with Down syndrome, who is adopted by their sweet-hearted surgeon.




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Series cast summary:
Regina Duarte ...  Helena 177 episodes, 2006-2007
Lília Cabral ...  Marta 163 episodes, 2006-2007
Ana Paula Arósio Ana Paula Arósio ...  Olívia 161 episodes, 2006-2007
José Mayer José Mayer ...  Greg 156 episodes, 2006-2007
Thiago Lacerda Thiago Lacerda ...  Jorge 141 episodes, 2006-2007
Marcos Caruso ...  Alex 140 episodes, 2006-2007
Vivianne Pasmanter Vivianne Pasmanter ...  Isabel 139 episodes, 2006-2007
Natália do Vale ...  Carmem 138 episodes, 2006-2007
Deborah Evelyn ...  Anna Maria 133 episodes, 2006-2007
Danielle Winits Danielle Winits ...  Sandra 132 episodes, 2006-2007
Helena Ranaldi Helena Ranaldi ...  Márcia 132 episodes, 2006-2007
Edson Celulari ...  Sílvio 126 episodes, 2006-2007
Max Fercondini Max Fercondini ...  Sérgio 124 episodes, 2006-2007
Ângelo Antônio Ângelo Antônio ...  Miroel 117 episodes, 2006-2007
Elisa Lucinda Elisa Lucinda ...  Selma 115 episodes, 2006-2007
Pérola Faria Pérola Faria ...  Giselle 115 episodes, 2006-2007
Marjorie Estiano ...  Marina 111 episodes, 2006-2007
Tarcísio Meira ...  Tide 110 episodes, 2006-2007
Marcos Paulo ...  Diogo 109 episodes, 2006-2007
Walderez de Barros Walderez de Barros ...  Constância 106 episodes, 2006-2007
Caco Ciocler ...  Renato 105 episodes, 2006-2007
Joana Mocarzel Joana Mocarzel ...  Clara 104 episodes, 2006-2007
Gabriel Kaufmann Gabriel Kaufmann ...  Francisco 104 episodes, 2006-2007
Christine Fernandes Christine Fernandes ...  Simone 101 episodes, 2006-2007
Thiago Rodrigues Thiago Rodrigues ...  Leo 100 episodes, 2006-2007
Rafael Almeida Rafael Almeida ...  Luciano 98 episodes, 2006-2007
Thalita Carauta Thalita Carauta ...  Lídia 94 episodes, 2006-2007
Renata Sorrah ...  Tereza 94 episodes, 2006-2007
Grazi Massafera ...  Thelma 90 episodes, 2006-2007
Leandra Leal Leandra Leal ...  Sabrina 89 episodes, 2006-2007
Tato Gabus Mendes Tato Gabus Mendes ...  Leandro 87 episodes, 2006-2007
Pedro Neschling Pedro Neschling ...  Rafael 86 episodes, 2006-2007
Eduardo Lago Eduardo Lago ...  Bira 83 episodes, 2006-2007
Ana Furtado Ana Furtado ...  Lívia 82 episodes, 2006-2007
Jorge de Sá Jorge de Sá ...  Salvador 82 episodes, 2006-2007
Letícia Sabatella ...  Irmã Lavínia 82 episodes, 2006-2007
Sônia Braga ...  Tônia Werneck 80 episodes, 2006-2007
Duda Nagle Duda Nagle ...  Fred 78 episodes, 2006-2007
Ana Botafogo Ana Botafogo ...  Elisa 77 episodes, 2006-2007
Regiane Alves Regiane Alves ...  Alice 74 episodes, 2006-2007
Paulo César Grande Paulo César Grande ...  Lucas 71 episodes, 2006-2007
Marcos Henrique Marcos Henrique ...  Pinhão 71 episodes, 2006-2007


After a young woman gives birth to twins and dies precociously, her cold-hearted mother keeps her grandson but rejects his sister with Down syndrome, who is adopted by their sweet-hearted surgeon.

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Did You Know?


As her character Antonia, Sônia Braga was in fact in New York in 9/11/2001. Braga woke up when the plane that hit the North Tower flew right over her building, and witnessed the second collision. Leandra Leal (Sabrina) was also at New York on this day with her mother Ângela Leal. See more »


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A good story, but with many dead moments and too much sweetness.
9 December 2017 | by filipemanuelnetoSee all my reviews

For those who enjoy a soap opera, Brazil is fertile ground, as the overwhelming majority of general TV channels in the country transmit, on average, four soap operas daily. Invariably, much of this material eventually goes around the world, being bought and broadcast in other countries. One of the most permeable markets for Brazilian teledramaturgy is, of course, my country, due to its cultural and linguistic proximity. I watched "Pages of Life" twice: the first was around 2007, and the second was about two years ago, when it was reprised.

Contrary to most novels by Manoel Carlos, the plot has something more interesting than a lot of romance and melodrama. The story revolves around two fake twin brothers separated at birth by a ruthless grandmother, who kept her grandson but rejected the girl for having Down's Syndrome, having been adopted by a doctor at the clinic where she was born. Again, doctors taking a leading role in the plot, which is annoying because it looks like we're watching the same soap opera chewed for the tenth time. In fact, Manoel Carlos is not very original, and all soap operas he wrote are so alike that it is annoying. Almost as annoying as the fact that all the protagonists call themselves "Helena". Anyway, this soap opera was worth watching for the beautiful story involving the kids, and I was watching with some pleasure the development of the plot, that still has the problem of having a lot of dead moments, where nothing happens and we are only giving audience to the TV channel without receiving anything in return. I liked the performance of Regina Duarte, who is an excellent actress (she is the eternal Viúva Porcina for me), although her character was too loving to be truly credible and too sweet, like a coffee where someone poured too much sugar. Lilia Cabral was also excellent. On the other hand, José Mayer was too much like himself and thousands of other characters he did, which is bad for an actor.

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