Miracles of Love
Miguel, the most shameless, flirtatious, womanizing scam of the territory, must run for his life when caught in doubles both by his wife and his mother in law. His wife has caught him being unfaithful on two occasions and his mother in law, the department Governor and a politician with a crooked history, is accusing him of embezzlement and threatening to kill him. Miguel, aware that his mother in law is no kidder and will not stop at mere threats, runs for his life. While escaping he ends up in a hot, religious small town named “Hornito” (small oven). At his arrival people from the town, who are expecting the new priest to arrive on that day, think he is father Emilio Luna, the awaited priest. He finds in this misunderstanding a perfect cover to hide and decides to go along with it and besides, if he does not do so, he would have a hard time explaining why the real priest is dead. The newly arrived Father Luna, who is really no father, and no saint at all, arrives to the town on the same day when a miraculous image of a crying virgin appears on a wall. Father Luna realizes that he is in the wrong place and decides to run, but before he has a chance to do so he happens to meet Milagros, widow of Love, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, and so he decides to postpone his departure and prolongs his lie. Milagros, widow of Love, in a generous and heroic act as a mother, has decided to marry Vladimiro Peralta Jr., son of an old town politician by the same name. Her husband to be has promised Milagros he will give her the money she needs for her deaf – mute daughter to have the surgery she needs to recover her voice and hearing. To keep this promise, there must be a wedding! Milagros is aware that her daughter must be operated within a year, or it will be too late, and because of this, she is willing to sacrifice her happiness. She prays to the Virgin for a miracle to save herself from the sacrifice of this marriage. From the moment they meet, the attraction between Emilio and Milagros is mutual. Emilio can not explain his cassock, and Milagros believes she is sinning in the worst possible way by desiring a man of God. They live an impossible love, a love so impossible that Milagros is sure she is the reason for the Virgin’s tears. What both Emilio and Milagros ignore is that the crying Virgin is all a fake planned by the Peraltas and the corrupt Department Governor. They are planning to change the river’s course and this way make the rice crops die, the crop holders go bankrupt and force them to sell their lands at a loss. They will buy cheap land and then go on to sell the land at a profit to the state who is planning to construct a dam in the territory. THE MIRACLES OF LOVE is a telenovela which shows us that miracles do exist, since true miracles are such when a bad husband becomes a great husband, when a fake priest becomes the town’s hero, when corrupt politicians, at least for once in life get what they deserve, and when a widowed mother finds the happiness of loving both as a wife and mother.
DESIGN AND PRODUCTION: RCN TELEVISION
PRODUCTION DATE: 2002
SCRIPTS: JUAN MANUEL CACERES, HENRY PEREZ, ANDREA LOPEZ AND VERNER DUARTE
DIRECTOR: TONY NAVIA
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: ISRAEL SANCHEZ
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SILVIA AYALA
ART DIRECTION: LOTTI HAEGER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CAMILO YUNIS
MAKEUP DESIGN: ROSSIO LÓPEZ
HEAD OF WARDROBE: CAICEDO JAQUELÍN
HEAD POSITION: CARLOS AGUILAR
PRODUCTION MANAGER: MYRIAM GOMEZ
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: INGRID MIRANDA
DURATION: 91 X 60"
31 years old. Peasant features, tan, short (devilish sex-appeal). His logic is very fanciful and fixed. He is an opportunist, mischievous, a player…he’s not handsome, and even less lucky. His brilliant plans generally fail. He doesn’t have any possession (because of his laziness). His style is to be cheeky, live off of other people until they stand him. After they’re done with him, he’ll look for someone else to live off.
He’s 33 years old. He’s nothing else but a scrounger that looks for any opportunity looking for a stroke of luck. He has the looks, the talk, the charisma, the intelligence, but he doesn’t have the properties, trust fund, last name, the sponsor, a steady job, or a will to make a living with hard work. As if that were little, he is a hardened party guy, womanizer –since always- pleasure seeker, relaxed, hedonist, vain, comfortable, and passionate. In all, he’s a scoundrel convinced and motivated to be just that. Miguel Abril has the perfect defects for women to adore him and for the San Flaminio high society to see him as an unscrupulous social climber, a parasite. Only a miracle can change Miguel Abril and that miracle is waiting for him in Hornito.
Hornito is one of those lost towns with hot weather, where every hundred years, a woman is born with supernatural beauty that becomes the motive of fights, deaths, and curses. Milagros is one of those women. Today she is 29 years old, tall, slender, and blonde; she has a voluptuous body, just like she did when she was 10. She is a dedicated mother and daughter. She works making candies and desserts that she sells to the people of the town to support her family.ilia.