Directed by Jorge Fernando
Country of origin Brazil
First episode date 3 November 2014
Network Rede Globo
Opening theme "Alma" by Zélia Duncan
Original language(s) Portuguese
Final episode date 8 May 2015
Number of seasons 1
|Created by Daniel Ortiz
Sílvio de Abreu|
Starring Sergio Guizé Nathália Dill Claudia Raia Thiago Lacerda Christiane Torloni Edson Celulari Maitê Proença Elizabeth Savalla Débora Nascimento Silvia Pfeifer Nando Rodrigues Guilherme Leicam Sophia Abrahão Giovanna Lancellotti see more
Genres Telenovela, Comedy, Suspense
Program creators Daniel Ortiz, Silvio de Abreu
Similar Terra Nostra, Passione, Joia Rara, Meu Pedacinho de Chão, Escrito nas Estrelas
Alto Astral [ˈawtu aʃˈtɾaw] (International Title:Forever and Ever) is a Brazilian access prime telenovela produced and broadcast by Rede Globo. It premiered on November 3, 2014, replacing Geração Brasil and ended on May 8, 2015 replaced by I Love Paraisópolis. It was originally created by Andréa Maltarolli, but due to her death in 2009, it's being written by Daniel Ortiz, with the supervision of Silvio de Abreu.
Since childhood, Caíque (Sergio Guizé) drew the face of an unknown young woman. One day, thanks to the help of a mysterious spirit Bella (Nathália Costa), Caíque comes face to face with Laura (Nathalia Dill), the girl he always drew. When she comes in front of him, he can hardly believe that the woman of his dreams exists. What they do not realize is that Laura is the bride of Marcos (Thiago Lacerda), Caíque's brother. Even engaged to Laura, Marcos maintains a secret relationship with Sueli (Débora Nascimento).
But the rivalry between the two brothers goes far beyond that. Heirs of a large hospital, both are doctors with opposite attitudes. Marcos is a successful surgeon who dreams to have all the hospital just for him, while Caíque is a general practitioner who gives diagnosis by phone and makes operations in adverse conditions, despite fear of blood. Caíque can see spiriits and is followed by one spirit named Castilho (Marcelo Médici). The spirit appeared to him as a child, and now reappears putting the doctor in absurd and comical situations.
In the middle of the fight between the two brothers, is Laura (Nathalia Dill), a certain journalist. She lives with her grandfather Vicente (Otávio Augusto) and her siblings Gustavo (Guilherme Leicam) and Bia (Raquel Fabbri). While Bia is a responsible and hard-working girl, Gustavo is an arrogant and highly irresponsible kid. Not only criticizes the lives of others but also opposes the romance between his sister and Caíque. He works with Marcos to separate them so that Marcos can marry Laura. In addition to working and raising a family Laura tries finding her mother, who abandoned her when she was little. Four women's are suspected to be the real mother of Laura, and the journalist investigates them one by one.
To strengthen villainy appears Samantha (Claudia Raia), a psychic charlatan. This exuberant, extravagant and quite glamorous woman was already quite famous thanks to her clairvoyance powers. But as she used her premonitions to make money, ended up losing her gift. She's the Ex-girlfriend of Caíque and still very passionate. She sees the doctor your great opportunity to return to stardom and fame. For this she will spare no effort, nor scruples to hinder the doctor's romance with Laura. Samantha has as an accomplice, a Peruvian nurse Pepito (Conrado Caputo) that helps in their villainy.
Maria Inês (Christiane Torloni) is the adoptive mother of Marcos and Caíque. She is a very lonely woman, since she is a widow of Mr. Bittencourt. She married without loving her husband, for the great love of her life is Marcelo (Edson Celulari). Several years later they meet again in a library, and the love they both have for each other comes back. But this love will face a major obstacle: Marcelo is married to Úrsula (Silvia Pfeifer), a woman without scruples, who pretends to have a fatal disease just to keep her husband. Úrsula pretends to be the best friend of Maria Inês, but deep down hates her, knowing that her husband is in love with her.
Across the street is the family map of the world, composed by the patriarch Manuel (Leopoldo Pacheco), the stepmother Tina (Elizabeth Savalla) and children Israel (Kayky Brito), Bélgica (Giovanna Lancellotti), Itália (Sabrina Petraglia) and Afeganistão (Gabriel Godoy). Manuel works in the cafeteria of the City Club, which belongs to Santana family. Mannuel is the brother of Maria Inês, and does not accept any help that comes from the sister. Afeganistão also works in the cafeteria, a boy who only speaks wrong. Itália is a nurse working in the hospital Bittencourt. At first she is dating César (Alejandro Claveaux), a playboy that it takes just to win a bet. Then he begins to fall in love for real. Israel is a physician-surgeon, who had long ceased to perform his specialty in the hospital, thanks to Marcos. Bélgica is fake, pretending to be best friends with Gaby (Sophia Abrahão), but deep down dies of envy from her. Meanwhile, Tina divides a life between Nova Alvorada and São Paulo.