This is the incredible story of an amazing man. From humble origins and a not so promising future, Jaime Garzón ended up with an entire country at his feet! All because of his extraordinary intelligence, his outstanding talent to do impersonations, and his acute sense of humor. Despite being considered one of Colombia´s ugliest men, there wasn’t a woman he could not seduce. Jaime gave a voice to the oppressed, became the conscience of the people, and could challenge the most powerful individuals in the country.
Jaime understood the world was full of injustice and decided to work relentlessly to finish them, until the day he died. Through his work on television, he discovered he could create wonderful characters, capable of seducing every audience. Jaime not only became an idol, but the only person who would dare say the truths that no one else dared to say. There was nothing Jaime could not do, no one could resist the fascination his sole presence produced.
Jaime created Heriberto, a ragged shoe polisher, his most beloved character. Through him, he started to develop two gratifying and dangerous tasks: act as intermediary for the liberation of kidnapping hostages, and work towards peace in the country. These tasks turned him into a hero for many, but also brought him a few enemies who saw in him a real threat. Eventually, one of the many death threats he received came to fruition, leaving in the country a wound which is yet to seal.
STORY BY: JUAN CARLOS PÉREZ
SCRIPT WRITER: JUAN CARLOS PÉREZ- PATRICIA RODRIGUEZ- ELKIM OSPINA- FELIPE FORERO- DAVID LONDOÑO
SCRIPT ASSISTANT: DANIELA GESSEL SÁNCHES
RESEARCH: JUAN CARLOS PÉREZ- NATALY MOLINA - DANIELA GESSEL SÁNCHES
DIRECTOR UNIT 1: SERGIO CABRERA
DIRECTOR UNIT 2: JAVIER ARISTIZÁBAL
DIRECTOR ASSISTANT: DAVID MUÑOZ
PLANNING: MARISO GALINDO
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY U.1: JOVANNY PUERTAS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY U.2: CAMILO YUNIS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: MADELEINE CONTRERAS
CHIEF OF PRODUCCIÓN: LEONARDO OLARTE
ART DIRECTOR: SOFIA MORALES
DURATION: 80 X 60"
Graciela es la mamá de Jaime. De recio carácter, orgullosa, estricta, dedicada al hogar y al cuidado de sus cuatro hijos, luego de la muerte de su esposo. Jaime siempre buscó que su mamá lo quisiera, que se sintiera orgullosa de él pero, para Graciela, Jaime siempre fue el hijo problema… el hijo del que muy poco se puede esperar.
The house maid of the Garzon family. Cravis has a mental disability and, despite being 25 years old, she acts like an 8-year-old girl. She was rescue from the streets by Graciela who, thanks to her kind heart, decided to provide food and a home for her. Cravis is imprudent, takes everything literally, does not understand sarcasms and always tells the truth, but she is a loving woman, especially towards Jaime.
Wardrobe designer for the show Quac. A humble woman, simple, and hard working. Naive, noble and submissive. She did not care about Jaime´s fame and fortune, and that is what Jaime likes more about her. She is Jaime´s shelter, the only one who reminds him of where he comes from, and about the true essence of things. The relationship between them is marked by great sexual chemistry.
He is Jaime´s best friend. His classmate in college and later. He is a jovial, loyal man with whom Jaime can have no masks on and the only person he really trusts. At his most difficult times, Negro will be Jaime´s ideal support, comfort and the light to light his path
Professor and Jaime´s first girlfriend, ten years older than him. Soledad is the woman who instilled in Jaime the love for books and reading, his social conscience…she is his first love, his first time. They have a relation for 12 years. Soledad is an audacious woman who does not care about social rules. She is a one-man woman. She loved Jaime until his death, and even after it.
Tuto was the person Jaime chose to form a home with, and whom he decided to bet on a family of his own. His family always opposed that relationship because Tuto was a separated woman, with two children, (children Jaime raised as his own). She is an understanding woman, loving, and is Jaime´s grounding force, the sane voice in the middle of all the insanity.
Genius, cheeky, a romantic, a dreamer. Jaime Garzón is one of the few positive symbols who isn’t an artist or a sports figure that the Colombian people look up to. Young people remember him as a man who could tell the truth to anyone, always hiding behind the shield of his sense of humor.