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The Clone 

O Clone (original title)
A young man, who has been secretly cloned by his godfather scientist, falls in love for a Moroccan girl from a rigorous family.

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Glória Perez
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Murilo Benício ...  Diogo Ferraz / ... 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Giovanna Antonelli ...  Jade Rachid 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Vera Fischer ...  Yvete Simas de Oliveira Ferraz 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Reginaldo Faria ...  Leônidas Ferraz 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Neusa Borges Neusa Borges ...  Dalva 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Jandira Martini Jandira Martini ...  Zoraide 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Letícia Sabatella ...  Latiffa El Adib Rachid 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Juca de Oliveira ...  Dr. Augusto Albieri 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Stênio Garcia ...  Ali El Adib 221 episodes, 2001-2002
Daniela Escobar ...  Maysa Assunção Ferraz 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Adriana Lessa Adriana Lessa ...  Deusa Moura da Silva 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Marcello Novaes ...  Alexandre 'Xande' Cordeiro 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Marcos Frota ...  Escobar 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Beth Goulart ...  Lidiane Valverde 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Cissa Guimarães Cissa Guimarães ...  Clarisse 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Victor Fasano Victor Fasano ...  Otávio Valverde 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Débora Falabella ...  Melissa 'Mel' Assunção Ferraz 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Luciano Szafir Luciano Szafir ...  Zein 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Guilherme Karam Guilherme Karam ...  Raposão 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Myrian Rios ...  Anita 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Nivea Stelmann Nivea Stelmann ...  Ranya Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Raul Gazolla Raul Gazolla ...  Miro 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Thaís Fersoza ...  Telma Valverde 220 episodes, 2001-2002
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Carla Diaz ...  Khadija Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Carolina Macieira Carolina Macieira ...  Sumaya Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Perry Salles ...  Mustafá Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Solange Couto ...  Jurema 'Dona Jura' Cordeiro 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Thalma de Freitas ...  Carol 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Mara Manzan Mara Manzan ...  Odete 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Silvio Guindane Silvio Guindane ...  Basílio 220 episodes, 2001-2002
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Dalton Vigh Dalton Vigh ...  Said Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Andressa Katz Andressa Katz ...  Soninha 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Antonio Calloni Antonio Calloni ...  Mohamed Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Osmar Prado ...  Lobato 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Sebastião Vasconcelos ...  Abdul Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
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Nívea Maria ...  Edna Albieri 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Cristiana Oliveira Cristiana Oliveira ...  Alicinha 220 episodes, 2001-2002
Eliane Giardini ...  Nazira Rachid 220 episodes, 2001-2002
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The meeting of a man with his image 20 years younger. This is the plot of O Clone. In the beggining of the story Lucas is a happy adolescent, romantic, full of projects, and he's in love with a young arabic girl: Jade. But life didn't run well for him: he separates with Jade and, during the twenty years that have passed during the novel, he's not the same thing physically, his projects are lost by the way, he has no more the tenderness, the romantic atmosphere, and the poetry of before. He's now dry by inside. Jade, in the other side, lived all this time imagining that her life would be much happier if she had married him. Twenty years later they meet again. Jade gets upset, trying to find, in the forty years old Lucas, what is left from the person she once fell in love with. That's when the clone appears, made by Lucas' godfather without his knowledge, the geneticist Albieri. The clone is not Lucas, but it is the image that Jade loved during her whole life. We have then, an uncommon ... Written by Glória Perez

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 October 2001 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

El clon See more »

Filming Locations:

Erfoud, Morocco See more »

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Runtime:

(221 episodes) | (250 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Creator Glória Perez visited several rehab centers and conducted herself the interviews of the unidentified addicts featured in the episodes. When Débora Falabella's rehabilitated character Mel gives her statement in the series finale, her lips and eyes are focused as a homage to them. See more »

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Spun-off from Barriga de Aluguel (1990) See more »

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In experts' hands this original plot might have made an extremely good soap opera.
15 May 2002 | by luismribeiroSee all my reviews

The idea of producing a cloned human being, watch this creature grow up to become a twenty-year-old man, and eventually see him meet his genetic `twin brother' is an original plot in itself. Having a few romantic and adult sub-plots added, and a great deal of the whole story taking place in the context of Muslim religious and cultural background in Brazil and in Morocco, can certainly complicate a director's task. Gloria Perez's `O Clone' is certainly well above most soap operas shown on TV. The actors and actresses give good performances, the main plot is original, and the Muslim background adds a curious atmosphere, at least to a non-Muslim audience. Also, drug addiction is crudely brought to the screen, with an expertise we rarely see, and receives the serious treatment such theme deserves. At a certain point, however, Miss Perez seems to have lost grip of the situation, getting lost in the midst of so many intricate and intertwined sub-plots which, one would think, she doesn't know how to end.


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