El Rostro de la Venganza (Lit: The Face of Vengeance / English: Facing Destiny) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami. David Chocarro, Elizabeth Gutiérrez and Cynthia Olavarria starred as the protagonist, with the special participation of Maritza Rodríguez, while Saúl Lisazo and Marlene Favela starred as the antagonists.
|El rostro de la venganza|
|Created by||Sebastián Arrau|
|Story by||Sebastián Arrau|
|Creative director||Óscar Cortés|
|Theme music composer||Tulio Cremisini|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||173|
|Executive producer||Aurelio Valcárcel Carroll|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Original release||June 23, 2012 –|
April 12, 2013
|Preceded by||Relaciones peligrosas Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso|
|Followed by||El Señor de los Cielos|
Telemundo announced a prime-time broadcast of El Rostro de la Venganza on May, as part of the 2012–2013 season. From June 23, 2012 to January 24, 2013, Telemundo aired El Rostro de la Venganza weeknights at 10:30pm/9:30c, following half-hour of Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal. From January 28, 2013 and onwards, Telemundo aired one-hour episodes, replacing Pablo Escobar. The last episode was broadcast on April 12, with El Señor de los Cielos replacing it. As with most of its other telenovelas, the network broadcast English subtitles as closed captions on CC3.
El Rostro de la Venganza tells the story of Diego Mercader (Jorge Eduardo García), an 8-year-old boy, bullied and harassed in school by his classmates. He suffers a breakdown and is urged by unknown persons to shoot 7 of his colleagues, being given access to a gun from a lockroom. Accused of the mass murder, he enters a prison for psychological diseases.
Diego is being given a new identity, the one of Martín Méndez (David Chocarro) and tries to renew his life under the employment of Ezequiel. He is put as the personal bodyguard of his fianceé, Mariana (Elizabeth Gutiérrez), compromised in an outrageous relationship with his son, Luciano (Jonathan Islas).
He will find himself in a maze of intrigues and betrayal, sustained by Antonia's decision to find the truth about the murders and by Ezequiel's family. Later Mariana and Antonia are killed by Alicia and Alicia takes the lead role and it is later revealed that she is Eva Samaniego out for revenge.
David Chocarro was originally to play Luciano Alvarado at the very beginning, nevertheless being rather proposed for the lead. The role of Luciano was given to the former leading actor Iván Sánchez, who was let out from the final production due to his constant discontent with the plot. Eventually, Jonathan Islas took the part.
Maritza Rodríguez and Elizabeth Gutiérrez exchanged roles; Rodríguez had been cast as Antonia, and Gutiérrez as Mariana.
After two weeks of broadcast, Gutiérrez announced she was leaving the production, thus letting the series without a female protagonist, as Rodríguez had only played a special role. The initial plot had to be changed, with her character getting killed halfway through.
- Saúl Lisazo as Ezequiel Alvarado. Antagonistic protagonist, later becomes good
- Maritza Rodríguez as Antonia Villarroel. Co-protagonist. Killed by Valeria Samaniego
- Elizabeth Gutiérrez as Mariana San Lucas. Co-protagonist. Killed by Alicia
- David Chocarro as Diego Mercader / Martín Méndez. Main protagonist character
- Marlene Favela as Alicia Ferrer / Eva Samaniego. Main villain character, mysterious killer, killed 6 children in the past, loves Martín, ends up in jail
- Jonathan Islas as Luciano Alvarado.
- Felicia Mercado as Valeria Samaniego.
- Roberto Mateos as Federico Samaniego
- Kimberly Dos Ramos as Katerina Alvarado
- José Guillermo Cortines as Alex Maldonado
- Cynthia Olavarría as Diana Mercader
- Gabriela Rivero as Laura Cruz
- Eduardo Serrano as Juan Mercader
- Rebeca Manríquez as Sonia Castro
- Jacqueline Márquez as Tania Stuardo
- Dayana Garroz as Carolina Pinto
- Paloma Márquez as Natalia García
- Wanda D'Isidoro as Verónica Baeza
- Chela Arias as Eliana Alvarado
- Martha Mijares as Manuela Cruz
- Héctor Fuentes as Salvador Casas
- Rafael León as Marcos Alvarado
- Cristian Carabias as Omar Mercader
- William Valdés as Miguel Ángel Samaniego
- Jorge Eduardo García as Juan "Juanito" Mercader / Young Diego Mercader
- Paulo Quevedo as Tomás Buenaventura
- Rodrigo de la Rosa as Víctor Leytón
|2012||Premios People en Español||Best Telenovela||El Rostro de la Venganza||Nominated|
|Best Actor||David Chocarro||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Maritza Rodríguez||Nominated|
|Best Villain||Saúl Lisazo||Nominated|
|2013||Miami Life Awards||Best Lead Actress||Elizabeth Gutiérrez||Won|
|Best Lead Actor||David Chocarro||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Kimberly Dos Ramos||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||José Guillermo Cortines||Nominated|
|Best Actress Villain||Marlene Favela||Nominated|
|Best Actor Villain||Jonathan Islas||Nominated|
|Best First Actress||Felicia Mercado||Nominated|
|Best First Actor||Saúl Lisazo||Nominated|
|Best Telenovela||El Rostro de la Venganza||Nominated|
|Premios Tu Mundo||Best Supporting Actress||Kimberly Dos Ramos||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Brenda Asnicar||Nominated|
|The Perfect Couple||Maritza Rodríguez & David Chocarro||Nominated|
|Best supporting villain||Isabella Castillo, Vanessa Pose||Won|
|Best Bad Luck Moment||Alicia learns that Tomás is hearing
the conversation she have with Natalia
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