"Joia rara" was a Brazilian telenovela written by Duca Rachid, Thelma Guedes and Thereza Falcão for Rede Globo. It's an original story and it aired from September 16 2013 to April 4, 2014. The main stars are Bruno Gagliasso and Bianca Bin.
In 1934 two supposed brothers survived an avalanche in the Himalayas: the millionaire Franz Hauser, who is saved by Buddhist monks, and Manfred, rescued by a team of climbers. Manfred returns to Brazil with a terrible secret: he sabotaged Franz’s equipment in order to take his place in the family business. After an exhaustive search, Ernest Hauser gives his son up for dead and appoints his bastard son as the director of the Hauser Group.
In the monastery, Franz becomes close friends with the spiritual leader Ananda and before his return home, the monk promises him that they will meet again in the future. The Franz family is thrilled with his return but Manfred, with his plans thwarted, begins scheming again to eliminate Franz once and for all.
Through a twist of fate, Franz meets the worker Amélia. The two fall in love and, despite family opposition and Manfred’s schemes, they stay together and have a daughter, Perola. Framed in a plot, Amélia is sentenced to jail and so, the child ends up in the custody of her paternal family.
With the death of the monk Ananda, his disciples set out to look for the person who they believe is to be his reincarnation. All signs point to Perola, and upon receiving the news, she is eager to begin her studies at the monastery. It is she who will solve the issues that have been preventing her parents’ union.
|ACTOR / ACTRESS||ROLE|
|Bruno Gagliasso||Franz Hauser|
|Bianca Bin||Amélia Fonseca|