Argentina, tierra de amor y venganza

Argentina, tierra de amor y venganza (Argentina, Land of Love and Revenge, sometimes shortened as "ATAV") is an Argentine telenovela produced by Pol-ka Producciones that premiered on 11 March 2019 on El Trece.[2][3][4] It is written by Leandro Calderone and Carolina Aguirre and directed by Sebastián Pivotto and Martín Sabán.[4] It stars María Eugenia Suárez, Benjamín Vicuña, Gonzalo Heredia, Albert Baró, Delfina Chaves, Fernán Mirás, Andrea Frigerio and Virginia Innocenti.[5] The telenovela is set in Argentina in the 1930s, in times of prosperity and progress as well as the wave of mainly European immigration in Argentina and political and economic decline.[4]

Argentina, tierra de amor y venganza
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Created by
  • Leandro Calderone
  • Carolina Aguirre
Directed by
  • Sebastián Pivotto
  • Martín Sabán
Creative directorBernardo Losada
Opening theme"Cien Años"
by Abel Pintos[1]
Country of originArgentina
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes205
Executive producerDiego Carabelli
ProducerAdrián Suar
  • Pablo Rocco
  • Alejandro de Campo
Camera setupMulti-camera
Production companyPol-ka Producciones
Original networkEl Trece
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereophonic sound
Original release11 March (2019-03-11) –
30 December 2019 (2019-12-30)

On 5 March 2020, Adrián Suar confirmed that the series had been renewed for a second season, which was originally scheduled to premiere in 2021.[6][7][8]


Torcuato Ferreyra is a veteran of the Spanish Civil War who managed to amass a great fortune in Argentina after betraying his best friend, Bruno Salvat. At the end of the 30s, Bruno arrives in Argentina, in order to avenge Torcuato's treachery and rescue his sister Julia, who fell into the clutches of a pimp. Bruno gets asylum in a typical conventillo in Buenos Aires and from there he begins to plot his revenge plan.

However, while plotting his plan, Bruno falls madly in love with Lucía Morel, the young and beautiful fiancée of Torcuato Ferreyra. Lucía is an intelligent, feminist and sensitive young woman who only agrees to marry Torcuato at the insistence of her vile mother to get money for the operation of her father, who is sick with tuberculosis. Meanwhile, Aldo, a good-hearted hustler who is dedicated to convincing Spanish immigrants to embark towards Argentina under the pretext of being the land of opportunities, will do his best to rescue a young and beautiful Polish girl, Raquel, from the brothel where Julia is.

Other subplots of the telenovela include the romance between two young boys, Nino and Malek, the repressed homosexuality of Lucia's mother and the unrequited love of Alicia, Torcuato's sister, for Aldo.





Production of the soap opera began on January 2, 2019 and ended on November 15, 2019.[13] After "Padre Coraje", the telenovela is one of the most expensive productions of El Trece in recent years.[14] A large part of the production takes place in the Baires Studios of Don Torcuato, for each episode filmed, 150 people were needed.[14] The character of María Eugenia Suárez is based on the life of Rokhl Lea Liberman (better known as Raquel Liberman), a Polish woman born in the 20th century,[15] who, like the character, suffered from abuse in Argentina. Unlike the soap opera, Ruchla Laja Liberman had 2 children and the character only has 4 siblings. Furthermore, the character of Fernán Mirás is based on Noé Trauman, the first president of the trafficking network Zwi Migdal.


In 2021, the sequel to Argentina, tierra de amor y venganza was confirmed, which would be set in 1962. However, in 2022, due to the non-continuation of a large part of the original cast, it was announced that it will be set 50 years later in 1980. In March 2022, it was confirmed that the main cast would be made up of Gloria Carrá, Federico D'Elía, Juan Gil Navarro, Virginia Lago, Susana Giménez, Moria Casán, Justina Bustos, Ignacio Di Marco, Malena Solda, Santiago Talledo, Belén Chavanne, Toni Gelabert, Renato Quattordio, Federico Amador, Andrea Rincón, and the special participation of Darío Barassi. Filming is scheduled to start on May 9, 2022.[16][17][7][18][19][20][21][22]


The first season aired during 2019, from March 11 to December 30.

Separadas replaced it at the prime time in 2020, but it was cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina. El Trece replaced it with reruns, and aired the first season of Argentina... again on June 22.[23] It performed poorly against Telefe, that aired the Brazilian telenovela Jesus and a rerun of Educando a Nina.[24]

Television ratingEdit

Viewership and ratings per season of Argentina, tierra de amor y venganza
Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
Date Viewers
Date Viewers
1 205 11 March 2019 (2019-03-11) 13.7[25] 30 December 2019 (2019-12-30)[26] TBD TBD TBD


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  18. ^ "La frase de la China Suárez que levantó sospechas: ¿está grabando la segunda temporada de ATAV?".
  19. ^ "¿Vuelve "ATAV"? Crecen las sospechas tras los dichos de la China Suárez ESPECTÁCULO el Intransigente". 19 January 2021.
  20. ^ "Revelan el súper elenco de la segunda temporada de ATAV: de Darío Barassi y Justina Bustos a Andrea Rincón" [They reveal the super cast of the second season of ATAV: from Darío Barassi and Justina Bustos to Andrea Rincón]. ciudad magazine (in Spanish). April 12, 2022. Retrieved April 13, 2022.
  21. ^ "ATAV: la segunda temporada ya tiene fecha de comienzo de grabaciones" [ATAV: the second season already has a recording start date]. Telebajocero (in Spanish). March 25, 2022. Retrieved April 13, 2022.
  22. ^ "Moria Casán y Susana Giménez estarán en ATAV 2" [Moria Casán and Susana Giménez will be in ATAV 2]. Caras (in Spanish). April 5, 2022. Retrieved April 13, 2022.
  23. ^ Pablo Montagna (June 18, 2020). "A la espera del regreso de ShowMatch, eltrece renueva sus tardes y noches" [Awaiting the return of Showmatch, Eltrece renews its evenings and nights]. La Nación (in Spanish). Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  24. ^ "Rating: cómo le fue a ATAV en la competencia contra Jesús" [Rating: how did ATAV fare in the competition with Jesus]. La Nación (in Spanish). June 23, 2020. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  25. ^ "Se estrenó "Argentina, tierra de amor y venganza" ¿Cuántos puntos de rating hizo?". / (in Spanish). 12 March 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  26. ^ "Estrenos y Finales: Del lunes, 30 diciembre 2019 al domingo, 05 enero 2020". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 25 December 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.