Decadência

Decadência is a 1995 Brazilian miniseries produced and displayed by Rede Globo between September 5 and September 22, 1995, in a total of 12 chapters.

Decadência
Created byDias Gomes
Directed byIgnácio Coqueiro
Roberto Farias
StarringEdson Celulari
Adriana Esteves
Raul Gazolla
Zezé Polessa
Stênio Garcia
Ingra Liberato
Ariclê Perez
Luiz Fernando Guimarães
Maria Zilda Bethlem
Betty Gofman
Maria Padilha
Rubens Corrêa
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of episodes12
Release
Original networkRede Globo
Original releaseSeptember 5 (1995-09-05) –
September 22, 1995 (1995-09-22)

Written by Dias Gomes, it was freely inspired by a novel of the author himself, it counted in general direction and supervision of Roberto Farias and Ignácio Coqueiro.

The main characters are played by Edson Celulari and Adriana Esteves.

PlotEdit

The miniseries shows the decline of a conservative and once-powerful Carioca family, the Tavares Branco, in the period from 1984 to 1992. Following the death of Tancredo Neves to the election and downfall of President Fernando Collor, the Tavares Branco are failing and revealing their moral and financial problems.

The plot begins in 1970 with the judge Tavares Branco accepting a priest's request to raise an orphan boy, Mariel, who stays under the care of maid Jandira. Mariel grows and becomes the family driver, but ends up getting involved with Carla, the youngest of the house, and is expelled from the mansion, accused of rape.

Time passes, and Mariel finds Jandira, who has always had a love for the former driver. She takes him to a cult in a Neo-Pentecostalism church, and Mariel finds salvation in her church for his problems. Five years later, he becomes a millionaire after founding his own church, the Temple of the Divine Flame, while his former masters impoverish. But the same feelings of the past continue to connect Mariel's new life to the universe of the Tavares Branco: the passion for Carla and the desire for revenge.

Although they love each other, Mariel and Carla have different ideals of life: he intends to grow more and more with their churches, and she, quite politicized, elect of the PT, does not agree with her unethical way of acting.

CastEdit

Actor/Actress Character
Edson Celulari Mariel Batista
Adriana Esteves Carla Tavares Branco
Raul Gazolla Victor Prata
Zezé Polessa Jandira
Stênio Garcia Albano Tavares Branco Filho
Ingra Liberato Rafaela Couto Neves
Milton Gonçalves Jovildo Siqueira
Maria Padilha Sônia Tavares Branco
Ariclê Perez Celeste Tavares Branco
Betty Gofman Suzana Tavares Branco
Oswaldo Loureiro Emiliano Couto Neves
Cibele Larrama Mariana
Antônio Calloni Cleto
Patrícia Lopes Nanci
Leonardo José Vicentinho
Patrícia Naves Sueli
Rafael Mondego Neco
Special participation
Actor Character
Cássio Gabus Mendes Priest Giovani
Paulo Gorgulho Delegado Etevaldo Morsa
Isadora Ribeiro Luzia
Ricardo Blat Artêmio
Sílvia Bandeira Estela Couto Neves
Norma Geraldy Dalva Tavares Branco
Introducing
Actor Character
Virgínia Novick Vilma Luchesi
Guest actors
Luiz Fernando Guimarães as PJ (Pedro Jorge Tavares Branco)
Maria Zilda Bethlem as Irene
Rubens Corrêa as Albano Tavares Branco
Yolanda Cardoso as Tia Lalu

RepercussionEdit

Decadência caused a great controversy with a religious preaching of Mariel, character of Edson Celulari, who found a quote from the spiritual leader of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Bishop Edir Macedo.[1]

The miniseries provoked a revolt of the spiritual leader. At the time of its screening, in September 1995, a Rede Globo was in "war" with a Church, having shown several reports against the leader of the church weeks before the miniseries debut. How strong scenes of the miniseries were considered as a provocation and a blasphemy to the evangelical faith. In an episode of the miniseries, during a sex scene, a bra was thrown over the Bible.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Livro 'Decadência' usa frases de bispo" (in Portuguese). Folha de S.Paulo. September 9, 1995. Retrieved November 2, 2017.

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