Patricia Marcos is a young woman who goes missing in the outskirts of Madrid, on the night of her 18th birthday. Her family and the Civil Guard try to learn the details surrounding Patricia's disappearance.




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Series cast summary:
Carlos Hipólito ...  Alfredo Marcos 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Miguel Ángel Solá ...  Teniente Sierra 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Luisa Martín ...  Lola Álvarez 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Carlos Kaniowsky ...  Gerardo Marcos 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Francesc Tormos Francesc Tormos ...  Diego Marcos Álvarez 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Esther Ortega ...  Sargento Laura Andrún 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Marina Salas ...  Cristina Marcos 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Bárbara Meier Bárbara Meier ...  Sonia Marcos Álvarez 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Santi Marín ...  Rubén 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Beatriz Ayuso Beatriz Ayuso ...  Patricia Marcos Álvarez 13 episodes, 2007-2008
Patricia Delgado Patricia Delgado ...  Alumna 2 11 episodes, 2007-2008
Alejandro Cano ...  Richi 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Miguel Uribe Miguel Uribe ...  Guardia Civil Recepción / ... 9 episodes, 2007-2008
Héctor Claramunt Héctor Claramunt ...  César 8 episodes, 2007-2008
Carlos Urrutia Carlos Urrutia ...  Atención al Ciudadano / ... 7 episodes, 2007-2008
Aníbal Soto Aníbal Soto ...  Eloy 6 episodes, 2007-2008
David Lorente David Lorente ...  Guardia Civil 3 / ... 5 episodes, 2007-2008
Julio Cabañas Julio Cabañas ...  Chete 5 episodes, 2007-2008
María Ballesteros María Ballesteros ...  Carla 6 episodes, 2007-2008


Patricia Marcos is a young woman who goes missing in the outskirts of Madrid, on the night of her 18th birthday. Her family and the Civil Guard try to learn the details surrounding Patricia's disappearance.

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Release Date:

3 October 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Bruno Sierra, el rostro de ley See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Appearances Deceive
6 June 2019 | by bosoxrudySee all my reviews

A girl celebrating her 18th birthday manipulates her parents into letting her stay out later than usual, as long as she is back home on the dot, no excuses. Understandably, the parents are quite alarmed when the curfew passes & their daughter is nowhere to be seen. They sense that something has gone terribly wrong, although it takes a while for the police to classify it as a missing person case.

One of the episodes takes place 5 years later, in a police academy classroom, where the cadets study the now famous case. The case perplexes the students because major details contradict each other. The teacher, who was the lead investigator, leaves the cadets hanging until the next class, only reminding his students that appearances deceive.

When lies pile up on deceptions on top of hidden truths, investigators have a near impossible job. This whodunit twists and turns, although it all makes sense at the end (not that I could figure it out to save my life).

My favorite thing about the series is that it had a defined and closed end. Almost every Spanish series leaves a door or two open just in case of renewal, which drives me crazy because Spanish series never have closure and thus their supposed "finale" leaves fans awfully disappointed. No such teases in "Desaparecida." Fans who make it through the first 12 60- to 85-minute episodes enjoy a proper ending.

The cast of the series is outstanding. The characters drove me crazy sometimes with their emotional swings, illogical behavior, and hysteria, until I realized that that's probably how the family members of a missing person probably behave. Spanish whodunits often struggle because it's hard to maintain intrigue & suspense over the course of 13 ~70-minute episodes. But the "Desaparecida" scriptwriters avoid that fate because the plotting is tight and easy to follow.

"Desaparecida" is an enjoyable & satisfying whodunit. It's available on the RTVE website for anyone interested in a solid Spanish mystery.

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