Latin America: New settings for novelas

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The novela “Carinhoso” (Affectionate), which was broadcasted in 1976, was the first Brazilian soap opera with scenes shot abroad.

New York was the setting chosen by writer Lauro César Muniz, for the life of a flight attendant played by actress Regina Duarte.

Since then, hundreds of novelas produced in Brazil have shot scenes in foreign lands.

The most famous, “O Clone” (The Clone), 2001, was filmed partly in Morocco. England was the setting for scenes in “Terra Nostra” (Our Land), 1999; Japan in “Laços de Família” (Family Ties), 2000; the Netherlands, in “Páginas da Vida” (Pages of Life), 2006; and France, in “Pé na Jaca” (Food in the Jackfruit), 2007.

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