Piel de otoño
|Piel de otoño|
|Created by||Eric Vonn|
|Written by||Liliana Abud
|Directed by||Lily Garza|
|Theme music composer||Rubén Zepeda
|Opening theme||"Esta ausencia" by David Bisbal|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||90|
|Producer(s)||Mapat de Zataráin|
|Location(s)||Mexico City, Mexico|
|Running time||42-45 minutes|
|Original channel||El Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original run||9 May 2005– 23 September 2005|
|Preceded by||Inocente de ti|
|Followed by||El amor no tiene precio|
|Related shows||Cicatrices del alma|
Piel de otoño (Autumn's Skin) is a Mexican telenovela that was produced by Televisa and broadcast on El Canal de las Estrellas in Mexico from 9 May 2005 through 23 September 2005. Starring Laura Flores and René Strickler as the series' protagonists, the show tells the story of Lucía Villarreal de Mendoza (Flores), a woman who seeks refuge from her husband and children's abuses in the friendship of a stranger on the Internet, who signs his messages only as "wind".
Piel de otoño is a remake of the 1986 Televisa telenovela Cicatrices del alma. The program aired weekdays at 5 pm for twenty weeks.
With the love and unconditional support of his wife Lucía (Laura Flores), Ramón Mendoza (Sergio Goyri) has progressed in his work so as to achieve an excellent economic position. Their two children, Liliana (Florencia de Saracho) and Miguel Ángel (Franco Gala), have attended the best schools and never have endured the shortages that their parents suffered at the beginning of their marriage.
However, Lucía is not happy; Ramón has become materialistic and cruel. He constantly humiliates her and has made it so that their children have lost respect for her. Liliana, spoiled and capricious, goes as far as to follow her boyfriend to Spain, where the boy gets her pregnant and abandons her. Hiding the secret of her maternity, Liliana leaves her daughter Natalia in the care of some nuns and returns to Mexico, where she must steal money from her father in order to care for the baby. Miguel Ángel, for his part, is a lazy and irresponsible boy who believes that he deserves everything.
Lucía has become a shadow, an insecure and sad being that doesn't know where her dreams have gone. Her only happy moments are when, alone before her computer, she opens her heart to a twin soul who understands her, advises her, and with whom, little by little and in silence, she has been falling in love — that mysterious man whose face she can only imagine, whose voice she has never heard, and who signs his messages simply as "wind".
Her friend Rosario (María Marcela) also carries a heavy cross. She had to flee with her children because her husband is a psychopath that beat her constantly. Eduardo (Jorge de Silva) and Gabriela (Andrea Torre) don't remember how Víctor (Manuel Landeta) was in reality; Rosario let them believe that their father was a loving and responsible man who died when they were small. This lie creates a great rift between Rosario and her children when Víctor finds them. As part of his plot, he wins the friendship of the young adults; Gabriela eventually leaves to live with him, and Rosario lives in a constant terror for her daughter's life.
The story of Triana (Raquel Olmedo) is a great story of love. Having left Spain three decades ago after discovering her husband in the arms of her best friend, she arrives in Mexico and meets Martín, with whom she lived for many years in love and happiness. But after her beloved Martín's death, Triana finds out that she will soon be reunited with him when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. When she receives the news that her husband in Spain has died and that she's inherited his entire fortune, Triana laughs at the irony of fate.
Before dying, she makes her will and leaves Rosario her apartment in Mexico City and Lucía her inheritance in Spain. Rosario and Lucía feel great pain for the loss of their dear friend, and gratitude for her generosity.
One day, by coincidence, Lucía finds out that Liliana has a daughter, and wants to give her up for adoption. Lucía, who spent her childhood in an orphanage, will not allow her granddaughter to suffer as she did. Determined, Lucía confronts Liliana, who refuses to admit the existence of the little girl. Lucía goes to Ramón to ask for his help, but she finds him with Rebeca (Sabine Moussier), his lover.
Destroyed, Lucía receives the final blow when her son Miguel Ángel blames her for his break-up with his most recent conquest and stops talking to her. With a shattered soul and feeling that she is a hindrance for her family, she packs her things and goes to Spain to start a new life and try to find little Natalia. In Spain she meets three of Triana's friends: Santiago (René Strickler), a distinguished painter, and Jordi (Luis Javier) and Mayte (Yolanda Ventura), who welcome her with care and offer her a home. Santiago and Lucía feel attracked to one another immediately, but, although her heart is consumed with love for Santiago, who turns out in reality to be "Wind", Lucía is still a married woman and can only offer him her friendship. In short time, Ramón asks for a divorce and automatically annuls their marriage. Lucía is able to restart her life with Santiago and her love for him becomes stronger, which causes the love that she had for Ramón to dissolve. While Ramón's company collapses from debts and their children's lives sink further into vice and emptiness, Lucía transforms into a new, elegant woman who is sure of herself.
Lucía discovers her talent for finance upon becoming Mayte's associate and her fortune increases. Furthermore, her happiness is immense when, with Santiago's help, she finally finds Natalia. Now, Lucía knows that in order to be completely happy, in order to be able to turn over her body and soul to her passionate love for Santiago, she must return to Mexico one more time and confront the fears and pain that she left behind so that she can finally take out all of her illusions out of the drawer of memories and take the reins of her own destiny. The love that Santiago has shown her has reinvigorated her autumn skin, and love never arrives too late.
- Sergio Goyri — Ramón Mendoza, main male villain
- Laura Flores — Lucía Villarreal de Mendoza, main heroine
- René Strickler — Santiago Mestre, main hero
- Raquel Olmedo — Triana Gallástegui
- Sabine Moussier — Rebeca Franco, villain
- Gerardo Murguía — Gustavo Hellman
- María Marcela — Rosario Ruíz
- Manuel Landeta — Víctor Gutiérrez
- Alejandro Ávila — Bruno Dordelli
- Lourdes Reyes — Claudia Lambarí
- Andrea Torre — Gabriela "Gaby" Gutiérrez Ruíz
- Yolanda Ventura — Mayte Gómez de Samperio
- Jorge de Silva — Eduardo Gutiérrez Ruíz
- Florencia de Saracho — Liliana Mendoza Villarreal
- Agustín Arana — Pablo Castañeda
- Franco Gala — Miguel Ángel Mendoza Villarreal
- Arancha Gómez — Nora Berumen
- Luis Xavier — Jordi Samperio
- Mónica Garza — Carmina Rubio
- Susy Lu — Alexa Riverroll
- Joana Brito — Jovita Múñoz
- Roberto Sen — Julián Bandera
- Sergio Jurado — Padre René Ruíz
- Yousi Díaz — Cristina Miranda
Piel de otoño premiered on Televisa's El Canal de las Estrellas (XEW-TV) on 9 May 2005 at 5 pm, replacing Inocente de Ti. The program aired weeknights at this time for twenty weeks until its finale on 23 September 2005, for a total of one-hundred episodes. The program was then replaced with El Amor No Tiene Precio. Reruns of Piel de otoño later aired on Televisa's TLNovelas.
In the United States, Piel de otoño aired on Univisión from 10 October 2005 through 17 February 2006 at 7 pm.
|Dominican Republic||Tele Micro Canal 5|
Piel de otoño was released to region 1 DVD on 13 June 2006. The series was considerable abridged in order to fit onto the three double-sided DVD set, which contains 761 minutes of footage. In addition to bonus material, the release also features optional English subtitles.
|Best Actor in the Role of a Protagonist||René Strickler||Nominated|
|Best Actor in the Role of an Antagonist||Sergio Goyri||Won|
|Best Lead Actress||Raquel Olmedo||Nominated|
|Best Theme Song||"Esta Ausencia" by David Brisbal||Nominated|