A series of crimes is the main plot of this successful soap opera. In the first episode, Paulo Soares dies in a car accident. Following that murder, the lawyer Hélio Ribeiro gets killed. He was the father of Irene, that after this she still suffers with the death of her aunt, Júlia Braga. With the death of the millionaire Francesca Ferreto, the young Irene realizes that the crimes have a connection and she decides to investigate them by herself. The rest of series is based on personal problems between the characters, and including more crimes. In all of the crimes, there's a common fact: all victims receive a list of the Chinese horoscope before they die. The suspense is not only in finding out who the murderer is, but to discover who will be the next victim.Written by
In the original ending, the scene where the murderer is revealed was filmed just a few hours before it was aired to prevent the audience learning the solution prematurely. See more »
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The last episode, when it was re-broadcasted, had an alternative murder. There is an aditional scene of the wedding scene in the final episode where the character who was the murder back in the 1995 version appears. The ending credits of the last episode back in 1995 was silent. The 2000 version has the main theme music. See more »
This soap-opera is one of the most awesome ever. It had a perfectly well-written story, with very deep characters and excellent mystery. Impossible not to get captivated by the exciting and delightful suspense, excellently maintained by Silvio de Abreu. Many actors gave standout performances, such as Cláudia Ohana (Isabela, a diabolical villain - oh and what a horrible scar she had in her face!), Rosamaria Murtinho (really, really fun as the charming Romana Ferreto), Yoná Magalhães (gave a very emotional work as Carmela)... and the main standout: Aracy Balabanian (one of her best performances, if not the best, as the powerful and arrogant Filomena Ferreto, literally a female version of Don Corleone). This soap-opera was also innovative because it was the first one to be centered at a crime story. Other soap-operas before it which had a mysterious murder made it a mere attraction beneath its whole plot. This time, almost everything that happened among the different sections of the soap-opera had something to do with the mysterious crimes that were occurring, all of them following the mysterious Chinese horoscope code (a very creative story among soap-operas). This makes "A Próxima Vítima" a superb and very original soap-opera. A true masterpiece, created and written by a true genius, Sílvio de Abreu. Very well-deserved 10 out of 10. It's so sad it has an unfair 6.8 here... it deserves a much better score!
Sorry for my English, just in case...
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