The Info List - O Clone

O Clone
O Clone
(Portuguese for The Clone) is a Brazilian telenovela that ran on the Rede Globo
Rede Globo
from 1 October 2001 to 14 June 2002, airing 221 episodes. Starring Giovanna Antonelli, Murilo Benício, Adriana Lessa, Juca de Oliveira, Eliane Giardini, Stênio Garcia, Letícia Sabatella, Antônio Calloni, Débora Falabella, Marcello Novaes, Dalton Vigh, Daniela Escobar, Reginaldo Faria and Vera Fischer.


1 Plot 2 Syndication 3 Remake in Spanish 4 Cast 5 The replacement of Débora Falabella 6 Portrayal of Muslims 7 Reception

7.1 Ratings

8 International Broadcasts 9 References 10 External links

Plot[edit] In the early 1980s, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Jade (Giovanna Antonelli), a young Muslim
girl is orphaned when her mother dies and has to go to Morocco
where her uncle Alí lives. The problem is that Jade was living in a country with a culture very different from that of an Islamic
country. Thus, once she arrives in Morocco, she must learn all concomitant new traditions and customs, adjust to her new way of living, and face all the punishments she will be exposed to because of her conflicting personality and actions that go against her religion. Back in Rio, a well-off family, the Ferraz, go to vacation in Morocco. Twin
brothers Lucas and Diogo Ferraz (Murilo Benício), along with Leônidas (Reginaldo Faria), their father, and doctor Augusto Albieri (Juca de Oliveira), friend of the family and the twins Godfather who is a genetic scientist, visit Alí, a friend of Albieri's. There, Lucas and Jade meet for the first time, and they fall in love at first sight. Jade, knowing it's haraam (a sin) to love Lucas, decides to forgo her religious mandates for the sake of love, which prohibit her from marrying a non-religious person. Meanwhile, in Rio, Diogo tragically dies in a helicopter crash. Both Lucas and Leônidas are devastated by the news and Lucas' plans of running away with Jade are subsequently ruined. Albieri, his godparent, is shattered and becomes deeply despondent. He never recovered fully from the death of his fiancée, and Diogo's death reinvigorates his distress. In an effort to change the natural course of events, Albieri in his despair resolves to utilize Lucas' cell in order to make the first human clone. Deusa (Adriana Lessa), a low-middle class woman who has not been able to get pregnant, is subsequently inseminated with Lucas' cell, and as a result gives birth to a baby, not knowing that it is a clone. Léo is born without complications, but Albieri wants to stay close to Léo and watch him grow up. Léo gradually becomes attached to Albieri, thus making Deusa uneasy. Several years have passed since Léo was born. Now, Jade is married to Saíd (Dalton Vigh) and she's a mother of a little child, Khadija (Carla Diaz). She lives happily with her new family and is even starting to love Saíd. However, due to Said's insecurities a new encounter with Lucas is forced upon her to test Jade's love for him, with this encounter the old passion revives, but they're not the young lovers they once were and now they have new lives and new responsibilities. Lucas, who also is married, to Maysa (Daniela Escobar) and with a daughter, Mel (Débora Falabella) doesn't know he had been cloned 20 years before. Albieri had kept this a secret from everybody's knowledge and is trying to make it so that Léo and Lucas never meet and thus find out the truth. The last thing Albieri knew from Léo is that he and Deusa went to the north of Brazil, but with the return of both, Léo has become a young, handsome man, and the living image of the young Lucas whom Jade met in Morocco. The appearance of Leo in Brazil
and his later travels to Morocco
will change the life of all the characters forever. Syndication[edit] O Clone
O Clone
aired in Brazil
comprising 221 episodes, of variable duration. However, when syndicated and sold to other countries the telenovela got the number of episodes enlarged to 250 and the duration fixed at 45 minutes. O Clone
O Clone
was a big hit, being aired in several countries all around the world. It was dubbed in several languages, with the Spanish version airing in the United States
United States
by Telemundo. There are also a few differences between the Brazilian soundtrack version and the syndicated one; some music was changed in order to make the people feel more identified, many Portuguese songs were changed to Hispanic American music when it aired to the Hispanics in the United States. See Soundtrack
to see the list of music featured in the telenovela. Also, the Brazilian opening features the song "Sob o Sol" by Sagrado Coração da Terra, and the syndicated opening features the same video, but the music is replaced by "Maktub" by Marcus Viana. Remake in Spanish[edit] In January 2010, a remake in Spanish started to be recorded in Colombia. This remake is a production of Rede Globo
Rede Globo
and Telemundo
and it was titled El Clon.[2] Cast[edit]

Actor Character

Murilo Benício Lucas Ferraz

Diogo Ferraz

Edvaldo Leandro "Léo" Moura da Silva

Giovanna Antonelli Jade Rachid

Vera Fischer Yvete Simas Ferraz

Reginaldo Faria Leônidas Ferraz (Leãozinho)

Juca de Oliveira Augusto Albieri

Adriana Lessa Deusa da Silva

Dalton Vigh Said Rachid

Daniela Escobar Maysa Ferraz

Stênio Garcia Ali El Adib

Eliane Giardini Nazira Rachid

Letícia Sabatella Latiffa El Adib Rachid

Antônio Calloni Mohamed Rachid

Jandira Martini Zoraide

Nívea Maria Edna Albieri

Cristiana Oliveira Alicinha (Alice Maria Ferreira das Neves)

Débora Falabella/Cynthia Falabella Mel (Melissa Ferraz)

Marcello Novaes Xande (Alexandre Cordeiro)

Solange Couto Dona Jura Cordeiro

Osmar Prado Lobato

Cissa Guimarães Clarisse

Marcos Frota Escobar

Neuza Borges Dalva

Ruth de Souza Dona Mocinha da Silva

Victor Fasano Otávio Valverde (Tavinho)

Beth Goulart Lidiane Valverde

Luciano Szafir Zein

Nívea Stelmann Ranya Rachid

Thiago Fragoso Nando Escobar

Sthefany Brito Samira El Adib Rachid

Thaís Fersoza Telma Valverde (Telminha)

Sérgio Marone Maurício Valverde (Cecéu)

Elizângela Noêmia

Viviane Victorette Regina da Costa (Regininha)

Raul Gazolla Miro

Françoise Forton Simone

Juliana Paes Karla

Mara Manzan Odete

Roberto Bonfim Edvaldo

Carla Diaz Khadija Rachid

Perry Salles Mustafá Rachid

Sebastião Vasconcellos Tio Abdul Rachid

Thiago Oliveira Amin El Adib Rachid

Carolina Macieira Sumaya Rachid

Totia Meireles Laurinda Albuquerque

Guilherme Karan Raposão

Eri Johnson Ligeirinho

Myrian Rios Anita

Murilo Grossi Júlio

Thalma de Freitas Carol

Marcelo Brou Pitoco

Léa Garcia Lola da Silva

Francisco Cuoco Padre Matiolli

Tania Alves Norma

Sílvio Guindane Basílio

Christiana Kalache Aninha

Maria João Bastos Amália

Jayme Periard Rogê

Antônio Pitanga Tião

Ingra Liberato Amina

Michelle Franco Michelle

Milena Paula Milena

Eduardo Martini Cotia

Eduardo Canuto Gasolina

Luá Ubacker Duda

Aimée Ubacker Aimée

Andressa Koetz Soninha

Murilo Benício
Murilo Benício
as Lucas, Diogo and the clone Léo.

Giovanna Antonelli
Giovanna Antonelli
as Jade Rachid.

Vera Fischer as Yvete.

Adriana Lessa
Adriana Lessa
as Deusa.

Stênio Garcia
Stênio Garcia
as Ali.

Daniela Escobar
Daniela Escobar
as Maysa.

Dalton Vigh
Dalton Vigh
as Said.

Marcello Novaes
Marcello Novaes
as Xande.

Letícia Sabatella
Letícia Sabatella
as Latiffa.

Marcos Frota as Escobar.

Juliana Paes
Juliana Paes
as Karla.

Totia Meireles as Laurinda.

Sérgio Marone
Sérgio Marone
as Cecéu.

Victor Fasano as Tavinho.

Débora Falabella
Débora Falabella
as Mel Ferraz.

Thiago Fragoso
Thiago Fragoso
as Nando.

Nívea Maria
Nívea Maria
as Edna.

Francisco Cuoco
Francisco Cuoco
as Padre Matiolli.

The replacement of Débora Falabella[edit]

Cynthia Falabella
Cynthia Falabella
is a sister of Débora Falabella
Débora Falabella
(the actress who plays Mel). In earlier episodes, Débora got sick and Cynthia replaced her.

Portrayal of Muslims[edit] While the telenovela's attention to issues of drug addiction won its creator an award, the portrayal of Arab- Muslim
cultures has brought a critical response from different Arab- Muslim
sources, according to a 2005 doctoral dissertation written about the program by Elizabeth Barbosa.[3] The part of the telenovela dealing with Islamic
customs and attitudes mixes traditions from diverse countries, rather than those of Morocco alone, and has been criticised for its inaccurate representation of these traditions, according to Barbosa. These criticisms include the portrayal of polygamy as commonly accepted in Morocco, women as rarely working outside the home or pursuing an advanced education, and women having only unimportant roles within the family. Critics making these judgments included sheik Abdelmalek Cherkaoui Ghazouani, the Moroccan ambassador to Brazil, who considered the high profile of these representations to merit his posting his criticisms directly on his embassy's website as part of a bulletin board.[citation needed] In addition to sources from the print media, Barbosa presents several messages from online forums[which?] that she analyzed for her study. Reception[edit] Ratings[edit]

Timeslot # Eps. Premiere Finale Position TV season Average viewership

Date Viewers (in points) Date Viewers (in points)

Monday—Saturday 20:35


1 October 2001


14 June 2002

62[5] #1 2001 - 2002 47[6]

In its premiere, O Cloneregistered a viewership rating of 47 points, peaking at 53 points.[4] Its ever lowest recorded data in terms of viewership was on the New Year's Eve of 31 December 2001. On the episode of the first between Lucas and his clone registered 56 points and 63 points peak, with 73% audience share.[7] In its finale, O Clone
O Clone
registered a viewership rating of 62 points peaking at 68 and 77% audience share.[5] O Clone
O Clone
registered a mean viewership rating of 47 points.[6] International Broadcasts[edit]

Country Local Title TV network(s) Airdate Weekly Schedule Timeslot

 Albania Kloni Top Channel 2004 - 2005 Monday to Friday 22:15

 Argentina El Clon Canal 13 / Magazine 2002-2003 Monday to Friday 19:00 21:00 and 14:30 (Replays)

 Armenia Կլոն Armenia

 Azerbaijan Klon Lider TV 2003-2004



 Bosnia and Herzegovina


 Bulgaria Клонинг Nova Television

 Canada O Clone Omni Television 2003 Monday to Friday 16:00

 Chile El Clon Canal 13 2002-2003 Monday to Friday 14:30

2015 Monday to Friday 16:00

La Red 2005-2006 Monday to Friday 21:00

 Colombia El Clon Caracol TV

 Costa Rica El Clon Teletica

 Dominican Republic El Clon Tele Antillas

 Ecuador El Clon Ecuavisa 2003 Monday to Friday 20:45

 Spain El Clon Televisión Canaria

 France Le Clone France


Imedi TV


RTL Televizija


Zone Romantica



 Kosovo Kloni RTV21



 Mexico El Clon TV Azteca

 Macedonia Клон A1 TV






ATV 2003-2004


Zone Romantica



 Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

 Paraguay El Clon SNT Cerro Corá / Paravisión / Unicanal 2002-2003 2007-2008 2009 Monday to Friday Saturday and Sunday 21:00 20:00 07:00

 Romania Clona Acasă

 Russia Клон Channel One / Domashny

 Serbia Забрањена љубав / Zabranjena ljubav (English: Forbidden Love) BK / TV Košava

 Slovenia Klon POP TV


Nessma TV

 Turkey Aşkın Peşinde FOX TV

 Ukraine Клон 1+1 / Ukrayina TV 11.2004-11.2005 / 2006-2007 Monday to Friday (1+1) 18:30 (1+1)

 Uruguay El Clon Teledoce / VTV 2003 2013 Monday to Friday 19:00 22:00

 United States El Clon Telemundo
/ Mun2




^ "Marcus Viana continua excêntrico" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ Glória Perez
Glória Perez
talks about the remake of "O Clone" (in Portuguese) ^ *The Brazilian Telenovela
El Clon: An Analysis of Viewers' Online Vicarious and Virtual Learning Experiences, doctoral dissertation on the program, Elizabeth Barbosa ^ a b Alessandro Soares (2 October 2001). "'O Clone' estréia com 47 pontos de audiência" (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. Retrieved 31 March 2015.  ^ a b "Último capítulo de 'O Clone' bate recorde de audiência" (in Portuguese). Diário do Grande ABC. 15 June 2002. Retrieved 31 March 2015.  ^ a b Feltrin, Ricardo (18 September 2008). "Ibope de novelas desaba na Globo; veja a queda" (in Portuguese). Uol Notícias. Retrieved 30 April 2016.  ^ Redação Folha Online (1 May 2002). "Encontro de Leo e Lucas rende picos de 63 pontos em "O Clone"" (in Portuguese). Folha Online. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 

External links[edit]

O Clone
O Clone
on IMDb oclone.net theclon.narod.ru

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TV series created by Glória Perez

Eu Prometo (1983) Partido Alto (1984) Carmem (1987) Desejo (1990) Barriga de Aluguel (1990) De Corpo e Alma (1992) Explode Coração (1995) Hilda Furacão (1998) O Clone
O Clone
(2001) A Diarista (2003) América (2005) Amazônia, de Galvez a Chico Mendes (2007) Caminho das Índias
Caminho das Índias
(2009) El clon
El clon
(2010) Brave Woman (2012) O Canto da Sereia (2013) Dupla Identidade
Dupla Identidade
(2014) A Força do Querer
A Força do Querer

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Rede Globo
Rede Globo

1960s debuts

O Ébrio (1965) Rosinha do Sobrado (1965) A Moreninha (1965) Padre Tião (1965) O Rei dos Ciganos (1966) A Sombra de Rebecca (1967) Anastácia, a Mulher sem Destino (1967) Sangue e Areia (1967) O Santo Mestiço (1968) Passo dos Ventos (1968) A Grande Mentira (1968) Rosa Rebelde (1969) A Cabana do Pai Tomás (1969) Véu de Noiva (1969)

1970s debuts

Irmãos Coragem (1970) Pigmalião 70 (1970) A Próxima Atração (1970) O Homem Que Deve Morrer (1971) Minha Doce Namorada (1971) Selva de Pedra (1972) O Primeiro Amor (1972) Uma Rosa com Amor (1972) O Bem-Amado Cavalo de Aço (1973) Carinhoso (1973) O Semideus (1973) Supermanoela (1974) Corrida do Ouro (1974) Fogo sobre Terra (1974) Cuca Legal (1975) Escalada (1975) Bravo! (1975) Gabriela (1975) Pecado Capital (1975) Escrava Isaura (1976) Anjo Mau (1976) O Casarão (1976) Estúpido Cupido
Estúpido Cupido
(1976) Duas Vidas (1976) Espelho Mágico (1977) O Astro (1977) Locomotivas (1977) Sem Lenço, sem Documento (1977) Dancin' Days (1978) Te Contei? (1978) Pecado Rasgado (1978) Pai Herói (1979) Feijão Maravilha (1979) Os Gigantes (1979) Marron Glacê (1979)

1980s debuts

Água Viva (1980) Coração Alado (1980) Baila Comigo (1981) Brilhante (1981) Sétimo Sentido (1982) Sol de Verão (1982) Louco Amor (1983) Champagne (1983) Partido Alto (1984) Amor com Amor Se Paga (1984) Corpo a Corpo (1984) Roque Santeiro
Roque Santeiro
(1985) Selva de Pedra (1986) Roda de Fogo (1986) O Outro (1987) Mandala (1987) Direito de Amar (1987) Bambolê (1987) Vale Tudo (1988) Bebê a Bordo (1988) Que Rei Sou Eu?
Que Rei Sou Eu?
(1989) O Salvador da Pátria (1989) Tieta (1989) Top Model (1989) O Sexo dos Anjos (1989)

1990s debuts

Rainha da Sucata
Rainha da Sucata
(1990) Barriga de Aluguel (1990) Meu Bem, Meu Mal (1990) O Dono do Mundo (1991) Vamp (1991) Felicidade (1991) Pedra sobre Pedra (1992) Perigosas Peruas (1992) Despedida de Solteiro
Despedida de Solteiro
(1992) De Corpo e Alma (1992) Mulheres de Areia (1993) Renascer (1993) Olho no Olho (1993) Sonho Meu (1993) Fera Ferida (1993) A Viagem (1994) Tropicaliente (1994) Quatro por Quatro (1994) Pátria Minha (1994) A Próxima Vítima (1995) História de Amor (1995) Explode Coração (1995) Quem É Você? (1996) O Fim do Mundo (1996) O Rei do Gado
O Rei do Gado
(1996) Salsa e Merengue (1996) Anjo de Mim (1996) A Indomada (1997) O Amor Está no Ar (1997) Anjo Mau (1997) Por Amor (1997) Corpo Dourado (1998) Era Uma Vez (1998) Torre de Babel (1998) Meu Bem Querer (1998) Suave Veneno (1999) Andando nas Nuvens (1999) Força de um Desejo (1999) Terra Nostra (1999) Vila Madalena (1999)

2000s debuts

Uga-Uga (2000) Laços de Família (2000) O Cravo e a Rosa
O Cravo e a Rosa
(2000) Porto dos Milagres (2001) A Padroeira (2001) O Clone
O Clone
(2001) Desejos de Mulher (2002) Coração de Estudante (2002) Esperança (2002) O Beijo do Vampiro
O Beijo do Vampiro
(2002) Sabor da Paixão (2002) Mulheres Apaixonadas (2003) Kubanacan (2003) Chocolate com Pimenta
Chocolate com Pimenta
(2003) Celebridade (2003) Da Cor do Pecado
Da Cor do Pecado
(2004) Cabocla (2004) Senhora do Destino
Senhora do Destino
(2004) Começar de Novo (2004) Como uma Onda (2004) América (2005) Alma Gêmea (2005)

Belíssima (2005) Cobras & Lagartos (2006) Páginas da Vida (2006) O Profeta (2006) Pé na Jaca (2006) Paraíso Tropical
Paraíso Tropical
(2007) Sete Pecados (2007) Duas Caras
Duas Caras
(2007) Desejo Proibido (2007) Beleza Pura (2008) A Favorita
A Favorita
(2008) Três Irmãs (2008) Caminho das Índias
Caminho das Índias
(2009) Paraíso (2009) Caras & Bocas (2009) Viver a Vida
Viver a Vida
(2009) Cama de Gato
Cama de Gato

2010s debuts

Passione (2010) Escrito nas Estrelas (2010) Ti Ti Ti
Ti Ti Ti
(2010) Araguaia (2010) Insensato Coração
Insensato Coração
(2011) Morde & Assopra (2011) Cordel Encantado
Cordel Encantado
(2011) O Astro (2011) Fina Estampa
Fina Estampa
(2011) A Vida da Gente
A Vida da Gente
(2011) Aquele Beijo
Aquele Beijo
(2011) Amor Eterno Amor (2012) Avenida Brasil (2012) Cheias de Charme
Cheias de Charme
(2012) Gabriela (2012) Lado a Lado
Lado a Lado
(2012) Guerra dos Sexos
Guerra dos Sexos
(2012) Salve Jorge
Salve Jorge
(2012) Flor do Caribe
Flor do Caribe
(2013) Sangue Bom
Sangue Bom
(2013) Amor à Vida
Amor à Vida
(2013) Saramandaia (2013) Joia Rara
Joia Rara
(2013) Além do Horizonte
Além do Horizonte
(2013) Em Família (2014) Meu Pedacinho de Chão (2014) Geração Brasil (2014) O Rebu
O Rebu
(2014) Império
(2014) Boogie Oogie
Boogie Oogie
(2014) Alto Astral
Alto Astral
(2014) Sete Vidas
Sete Vidas
(2015) Babilônia (2015) I Love Paraisópolis
I Love Paraisópolis
(2015) Verdades Secretas
Verdades Secretas
(2015) Além do Tempo
Além do Tempo
(2015) A Regra do Jogo
A Regra do Jogo
(2015) Totalmente Demais
Totalmente Demais
(2015) Êta Mundo Bom!
Êta Mundo Bom!
(2016) Velho Chico
Velho Chico
(2016) Liberdade, Liberdade
Liberdade, Liberdade
(2016) Haja Coração
Haja Coração
(2016) Sol Nascente
Sol Nascente
(2016) A Lei do Amor
A Lei do Amor
(2016) Rock Story
Rock Story
(2016) Os Dias Eram Assim
Os Dias Eram Assim
(2017) Novo Mundo (2017) A Força do Querer
A Força do Querer
(2017) Pega Pega
Pega Pega
(2017) Tempo de Amar
Tempo de Amar


O Outro Lado do Paraíso (since 2017) Deus Salve o Rei
Deus Salve o Rei
(since 2018) Orgulho e Paixão
Orgulho e Paixão
(since 2018)


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Troféu Imprensa for Best Telenovela


A Moça Que Veio de Longe (1965) A Deusa Vencida (1966) Redenção (1967) Os Fantoches (1968) A Muralha (1969)


Beto Rockfeller
Beto Rockfeller
(1970) Irmãos Coragem (1971) O Cafona (1972) Selva de Pedra (1973) O Bem-Amado (1974) O Espigão (1975) Gabriela (1976) Saramandaia (1977)


Água Viva (1981) Os Imigrantes (1982) Elas por Elas (1983) Guerra dos Sexos
Guerra dos Sexos
(1984) Vereda Tropical (1985) Roque Santeiro
Roque Santeiro
(1986) Roda de Fogo (1987) Brega e Chique (1988) Vale Tudo (1989)


Que Rei Sou Eu?
Que Rei Sou Eu?
(1990) Pantanal (1991) O Dono do Mundo (1992) Pedra sobre Pedra (1993) Renascer (1994) Éramos Seis (1995) A Próxima Vítima (1996) O Rei do Gado
O Rei do Gado
(1997) Por Amor (1998) Torre de Babel (1999)


Terra Nostra (2000) Laços de Família (2001) O Clone
O Clone
(2002) O Beijo do Vampiro
O Beijo do Vampiro
(2003) Mulheres Apaixonadas (2004) Senhora do Destino
Senhora do Destino
(2005) Belíssima / Páginas da Vida (2007) Paraíso Tropical
Paraíso Tropical
/ Vidas Opostas (2008) A Favorita
A Favorita


Caminho das Índias
Caminho das Índias
(2010) Ti Ti Ti
Ti Ti Ti
(2011) Cordel Encantado
Cordel Encantado
(2012) Avenida Brasil (2013) Amor à Vida
Amor à Vida
(2014) Império
(2015) Verdades Secretas
Verdades Secretas
(2016) Totalmente Demais
Totalmente Demais

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Extra Television Awards for Best Telenovela


Torre de Babel (1998) Terra Nostra (1999) Laços de Família (2000) Presença de Anita
Presença de Anita
(2001) O Clone
O Clone
(2002) Mulheres Apaixonadas (2003) Celebridade (2004) América (2005) Páginas da Vida (2006) Paraíso Tropical
Paraíso Tropical


A Favorita
A Favorita
(2008) Caminho das Índias
Caminho das Índias
(2009) Passione (2010) Cordel Encantado
Cordel Encantado
(2011) Avenida Brasil (2012) Amor à Vida
Amor à Vida
(2013) Império
(2014) Verdades Secretas
Verdades Secretas
(2015) Êta Mundo