Alma de hierro (English title: Soul of Steel) is a Mexican telenovela produced by Roberto Gómez Fernández and Giselle González for Televisa in 2008.[1] It is a remake of the Argentinian production Son de Fierro with the characters' names rewritten and adapted to the Mexican audience.

Alma de hierro
Created byAdrián Suar
Marcela Guerty
Ricardo Rodríguez
Written byXimena Suárez
Aída Guajardo
Marcela Guerty
Rosa Salazar Arenas
Iván Cuevas
Juan Pablo Balcázar
Directed byEric Morales
Xavier Romero
StarringAlejandro Camacho
Blanca Guerra
Jorge Poza
Adamari López
Alberto Estrella
Martha Julia
Rafael Inclán
Adrián Uribe
Opening theme"Alma de Hierro" performed by Fonseca
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes398 (original version)
197 (international version)
Executive producersRoberto Gómez Fernández
Giselle González
Production locationsFilming
Televisa San Ángel
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
CinematographyHéctor Márquez
Bernardo Nájera
Manuel Ángel Barajas
Luis Arturo Rodríguez
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time21–22 minutes
Production companyTelevisa
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseFebruary 25, 2008 (2008-02-25) –
August 28, 2009 (2009-08-28)
Son de Fierro (2007)

On February 25, 2008, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting Alma de hierro weekdays at 10:00pm, replacing Pasión. The last episode was broadcast on August 28, 2009 with Los Exitosos Pérez replacing it the following day.

Starring Alejandro Camacho, Blanca Guerra, Jorge Poza, Adamari López, Alberto Estrella, Martha Julia, Rafael Inclán and Adrián Uribe.

Plot edit

The protagonist of this telenovela, full of anecdotes and told in a comic way, is the Hierro family. José Antonio Hierro, a good man, friendly but overly zealous, whom even his wife calls Hierro, married Elena Jiménez 25 years ago and now they have three children: Sebastian, Sandy and Wicho. They have made a decent living working through Hierro's business, a delicatessen located in front of their home where, in addition to José and his family, Mimiche (Elena's mother) and Paty (Elena's sister) live, as well as Angelito (Jose's brother) and Ezekiel (whom Elena and Hierro took in from the streets and have raised as a child).

Sebastian lost his sight at the age of ten, so Elena stopped teaching to help him adapt to his new life. Today he has a degree in history and teaches the subject at the school where his brother Wicho studies, as well as the charming and rebellious teenager, Renata.

Sandy is her father's pride and joy and is studying medicine, but she also has a penchant for dancing and entertainment. She knows that Hierro would never permit her to change professions, but she has the support of her paternal grandfather, to whom Hierro hasn't spoken in 30 years. They are estranged because Hierro cannot not forgive his father for discovering, at 40, that his sexual orientation had changed, becoming gay, and revealing the situation to his family and society. This, in Hierro's eyes, was what caused the illness and death of his mother.

Wicho is young, immature, rebellious and fun. He does not know what he wants, and you feel that he is the one who never gets attention in the family.

Both Sebastian and Wicho fall in love with the same girl, Renata Higareda, a rebellious teenager who happens to be the daughter of Saúl Higareda, the man Elena would have married before meeting Hierro. Saul, although years later he married another woman, could never forget Elena and, now divorced, he has returned to Mexico. With an important position in national education, he has called on Elena to work with him because he is determined to recover her, no matter what he has to do. This even includes facing the fact that Wicho has fallen like a fool for his daughter, Renata, while, at the same time, she has fallen in love with the blind Sebastian, Elena's other son.

Mimiche, still wanting a wealthy family, has never been reconciled to her daughter Elena's marrying "a salchichonero", and supports and encourages an association between Saul and Elena. But when it becomes difficult, she decides that her other daughter (Paty) should win the public official as the son-in-law she wants. This complicates things and causes great pain to Angelito, who is in love with Paty, who sees him as her soul mate since neither of them has ever worked and lived like others. Paty has her feminine charms, her maiden name and her lineage, while Angelito is a particularly adept rogue who sets traps, creates intrigues and deceits that yield immediate results.

Soon the world is upside down. Saul, with his emergence in the lives of Elena's three children in addition to the other problem, causes Hierro to defend his marriage, because everybody knows very well that the Hierros defend what they love.

The problem for the other two Hierro men, is facing their own blood, Hierro to Hierro, for Renata's love. To this fun triangle add Rita, Sebastian's assistant, who tries to break him up with Renata and win the love of Professor Sebastian, whom she in turn loves obsessively.

The fate of the love triangles, young and adult, takes unexpected turns in the reactions and actions of each of the Hierros, ending in a surprise that will leave important lessons to every member of this family which really does have an "Iron Soul."

Surprisingly, a story is added after the death of Sebastian Hierro, after he has proposed marriage to Renata; Rita manages to attack the driver where the couple traveled and leave him unconscious. Sebastian and Renata get into a limousine without realizing that the driver is Rita. Renata tells Sebastian that she feels dizzy, she faints, and Sebastian is upset; he starts crying, but then he also collapses.

Renata awakes desperate and confused, not knowing where she is; meanwhile, Sebastian, desperate, also does not know where he is, but hears Rita's voice. After telling Sebastian they'll finally be together, though he repeatedly denies this, he realizes it's useless. Rita threatens to kill him unless they make love. Rita ties him to a bed but the memories of him with Renata make her furious, leading her to lose control and take Sebastian to the edge of a pool and then throw him in. Remorseful, Rita tries to save Sebastian and in desperation he goes toward Rita, but she is forced to leave the pool and leave Sebastian in the water.

Sebastian is paranoid about the damage he has caused Rita and Renata asks for help to escape. Rita tries to kill Renata threatening her with a knife but instead accidentally stabs Sebastian. Sebastian is determined to marry Renata before he dies, after the damage caused by Rita. Renata and Sebastian kiss, sealing their marriage. But Sebastian falls in the middle of surprised guests, and eventually dies.

Rita is transferred to a psychiatric clinic. While there, Rita, scissors in hand, says she loves Sebastian and her future is to be with him. Directs the scissors into her eyes, causing them to be cut. Renata goes to visit Rita and tell her she is pregnant with Sebastian's child, but realizes that Rita has no eyes. Hierro goes to see Rita at the hospital, when he comes into her room he finds her feet, dangling. Rita has hanged herself.

Diego regrets marrying Florence Elena and the baby, Florence is hijacked and taken to hospital where he is visited by Diego whom she runs, Gael appears in Renata's life and Wicho gets jealous and beats him up. Mariana wants to fix Iron things but that he despises and decides to go to Los Angeles to Florence but in the end because they do not want your baby will be away from him after leaving Mariana taxi from the house of Rafah home of Iron and begins to mourn, the driver turns around and collide Marian this serious, should get the baby by cesarean section and the baby does not cry at birth, Major Hierro says that if something happens to your mom or your brother, he would be the culprit.

Few months later, Major communicates secretly with Hierro to tell him that he heard his grandfather say he will take his brother when they are discharged and asks him not to let it happen. Hierro leaves the hospital room with the baby, covering it with care not to hurt him, carefully planning to not be seen by Mariana's parents. Realizing that Hierro is in the hospital, they panic and ask why he was not barred from entering. Alfredo and Angela enter the room with the nurse and stay to see Mariana alone. Angela runs desperately to the baby's bed, realizes it is empty, and says Hierro stole the baby.

Hierro runs with his son who is hidden under his coat. Among the corridors of the hospital, he sees a glass door to the outside, but the door is closed, when he insists on opening the door a security man tries to stop him, several guards approach him, at gunpoint, telling him there is no way out. Hierro shouts that he is innocent and clings to his son. Alfredo, distraught, tells the doctor who has spent many days with his daughter and she's still the same, there has been no sign of hope, and his granddaughter does not stop mourning. He promises that whatever happens will be a private act between them, which nobody know, but they already need to end this ordeal, the doctor looks at him without answering. Doctors no longer have hope that Mariana will wake up. After a long coma, Mariana awakes when the doctors were about to disconnect her.

Mariana and Hiero kiss with much love. Abraham appears excited giving the news that Mariana's father withdrew the complaint and Hierro will be free, he says that the only important thing is that she is alive and both are in love. Diego proposes marriage to Elena, the family supports that decision, Hierro comes in and they all tense up, thinking he will react badly, yet he recommends that Elena accept Diego's proposal. A year later, a large engagement party gathers for the whole Hierro family . Hierro and Elena finally have left things on good terms and everyone marries. Hierro and Mariana, Elena and Diego respectively.

Cast edit

Main edit

Supporting edit

  • Marifer Malo as Lorena Higareda
  • Gabriela Carrillo as Karina López Velasco
  • Marcia Coutiño as Maribel de López
  • Grettell Valdéz as Melissa
  • Miguel Rodarte as Aristeo "Ari" Villegas
  • Juan Carlos Colombo as Rafael "Rafa"
  • Moisés Suárez as Director Gregorio Ortega
  • Manzana as María José "Majo" Ibarrola Camargo
  • Delia Casanova as Mother Perpetua
  • Tiaré Scanda as Juliana Díaz
  • Isabel Madow as Arabella Gómez
  • Karla Cossio as Cynthia
  • Macaria as Ángela de Camargo
  • Manuel Ojeda as Alfredo Camargo
  • Marco Uriel as Fernando Arreola
  • Agustín Arana as Gibrán
  • Mark Tacher as Gael Ferrer
  • David Ostrosky as Alonso Ferrer
  • Álex Peniche as El Pájaro
  • Mario Prudomme as Javier Carbajal
  • Jéssica Mas as Florencia

Special participation

  • Isabel Benet as Ana
  • Darío Ripoll as Monchi
  • Lorena Velázquez as Victoria
  • Teo Tapia as Quintero
  • Luis Gatica as Abraham Elizondo
  • Patricio Castillo as Claudio
  • Maru Dueñas as Sonia
  • Odiseo Bichir as Osvaldo Ibarrola
  • Sherlyn Zuckerman as Danna
  • Gustavo Rojo as Pierre
  • Sergio Corona as Bernardo
  • Liza Willert as Cidronia
  • Mariana Ávila as Jessica
  • Juan Carlos Serrán as Rodolfo Molina
  • Juan Ignacio Aranda as Simón
  • Jana Raluy as Dr. Lizárraga
  • Nuria Bages as Rita's mother
  • Danny Perea as Carla
  • Dorismar as Romina
  • Christian Vega as Pedrito
  • Rafael Amador as Dr. Heredia
  • David del Real as Paparazzi

Deceased characters edit

  • Maribel de López - Dies in the hospital after the accident
  • Ari Villegas - Dies in the hospital after a car accident
  • Sebastian Hierro Jiménez - Stabbed by Rita and later dies during Renata's wedding
  • Rita Anguiano Carbajal - Stabs her own eyes and later commits suicide

Adaptation edit

The soap opera is an adaptation of the telenovela Argentina Son de Fierro and its characters and stories have similar treatment to the Argentine program. However, they changed the names of several of the characters. The clearest change is the name of the title family, which instead becomes Hierro. Martin Fierro became José Hierro, his wife Lucia becomes Elena, and Juan Sebastian becomes. Ezekiel, Sandra and Luis Hierro keep their names in the adaptation, only Sandra also maintains that although the nickname "Sandy" Luis is nicknamed "Wicho"instead of "Lucho" in Mexican adaptation. Mimiche also keeps the name, but his daughter Sissi renamed Paty. Grandpa Don Martin on the soap opera that Argentina shares a name with his son, here called differently, Ignacio.

At school level, the political leader José María Fontana renamed Saúl Higareda, Morena and her daughter becomes Renata. Morena's cousin, Luly, becomes Lorena, while Rita Maiden retains the name but not the last name, which happens to be Anguiano.

Some of the situations were also modified to acclimate to the Mexican scene. Hierro owned a butcher shop in Argentina's version, while the Mexican version of the successful business is a deli.

Rafa's character is Iron grandfather's partner in the original version. This was changed to make them just friends for the Mexican public. To give more strength to Rafa, this has become, well, best friend and advisor and Maria Elena.

Awards edit

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2008 Tv Adicto Golden Awards Best Leading Actor Rafael Inclán Won
Best Character Design Ximena Suárez
Aída Guajardo
2009 27th TVyNovelas Awards Best Telenovela Giselle González
Roberto Gómez Fernández
Best Actress Blanca Guerra Won
Best Actor Alejandro Camacho
Best Antagonist Actress Adamari López Nominated
Best Leading Actor Rafael Inclán
Best Co-lead Actress Alejandra Barros
Best Co-lead Actor Jorge Poza Won
Best Female Revelation Zuria Vega
Best Male Revelation Eddy Vilard
Best Original Story or Adaptation Adrián Suar
Ximena Suárez
Aída Guajardo
Best Direction Eric Morales
Xavier Romero
Best Direction of the Cameras Héctor Márquez
Bernardo Nájera
Bravo Awards[2] Best Telenovela Giselle González
Roberto Gómez Fernández
Best Actor Jorge Poza
Best Leading Actress Blanca Guerra
Best Leading Actor Alejandro Camacho
Best Female Revelation Zuria Vega
Best Child Performance Manzana
Best Adapted Screenplay Ximena Suárez
Aída Guajardo
El Telón de Oro Awards Best Telenovela Giselle González
Roberto Gómez Fernández
Best Actress Blanca Guerra
Best Actor Alejandro Camacho
Best Supporting Actor Jorge Poza
Best Young Lead Actress Angelique Boyer
Best Young Lead Actor Eddy Vilard
Best Revelation Actress Zuria Vega
People en Español Awards[3] Best Actress Blanca Guerra Nominated
Best Actor Alejandro Camacho
The Surprise of the Year Jorge Poza
Zuria Vega
Best Remake Giselle González
Roberto Gómez Fernández
20th GLAAD Awards[4] Outstanding Telenovela Won

References edit

  1. ^ "Alma de hierro". Retrieved August 28, 2009.
  2. ^ "Todo Tnv Alma de Hierro Ganadora de los Premios Bravo". Archived from the original on 2017-10-06. Retrieved 2017-06-12.
  3. ^ "People en Español" - Lista de nominados
  4. ^ Glaad (Lista de Ganadores de la 20a Edición de los PREMIOS GLAAD: MARRIOTT MARQUIS EN NUEVA YORK, 28 de Marzo de 2009)

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