A promotional poster for the premiere of Mi pecado on El Canal de las Estrellas in Mexico.
María del Carmen Peña
Víctor Manuel Medina
|Directed by||Jorge Fons|
|Opening theme||Mi pecado by Maite Perroni and Reik|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||110|
|Executive producer(s)||Juan Osorio|
|Location(s)||San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México|
|Running time||40-44 minutes|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
|Original release||June 15 – November 13, 2009|
|Preceded by||En nombre del amor|
|Followed by||Mar de amor|
Mi Pecado (Literally "My Sin" but known in English speaking markets as "Burden of Guilt") is a Mexican telenovela that was produced by Televisa and aired on Canal de las Estrellas from June 15, 2009, through November 13, 2009. Maite Perroni and Eugenio Siller star as the young protagonists; Daniela Castro stars as both the adult protagonist and antagonist while Sabine Moussier, Jessica Coch, Altaír Jarabo and Armando Araiza star as the main antagonists.
Paulino Córdoba (Roberto Blandón), Gabino Roura (Sergio Goyri), Rodolfo Huerta (Francisco Gattorno), and Matías Quiroga (Salvador Sánchez) have been friends since their childhood. As adults, their priorities change and a sin threatens to destroy their friendship. Paulino is the owner of the hacienda El Milagro, which produces and distributes apples, and is married to Rosario (Daniela Castro), with whom he has two children, Lucrecia (Maite Perroni) and César. Rosario has always shown preference for her son and openly rejects her daughter. Rosario's servant, Delfina (Magda Karina), essentially raises Lucrecia alongside her own son, Manuel, and they become like siblings. Lucrecia's best friend is Julián Huerta (Eugenio Siller); they both share the same likes and eventually, as the years pass, come to also share a great love.
Gabino Roura is a clever and ambitious man who kills his wife, Inés (Lucía Méndez), in order to seize her fortune. Gabino manipulates his friends and his children, Carmelo (Armando Araiza) and Teresa (Gabriela Carrillo). He is the owner of the best farming lands, which he rents out to Paulino in order to control the distribution and marketing of the apples.
Rodolfo Huerta is the teacher in the town of San Pedro; he is an upstanding and hard-working man who is married to Justina (Sabine Moussier), a sensual woman who is dissatisfied with her husband's simple lifestyle, and they have two sons, Julián and Josué (Diego Amozurrutia). It is Justina Almada who detonates the serious conflicts that threaten to destroy the friendship between Rodolfo, Paulino, and Gabino. Matías Quiroga, the priest of the town of San Pedro, sees with a heavy heart that his friends are now enemies and are the principal obstacle for Lucrecia and Julián's love.
Unfortunately, Lucrecia and Julián are involved in an accident that costs César his life, and although they are both innocent, Rosario believes them to be responsible. Depression seizes Rosario, who always merely tolerated her daughter's presence. Her resentment forces Paulino to send their daughter away and to distance himself from Rodolfo Huerta's family. As a result of his infamy, Julián is tormented by the denizens of San Pedro, who nickname him El Chamuco (Mexican slang for "the Devil"), the pain of which he must carry for the rest of his life.
Years later, Julián and Lucrecia come across one another, when Lucrecia returns from school, and their love flourishes once more. Although their parents are in opposition, Julián and Lucrecia are prepared to fight for their love, and they count on the support of Delfina, her husband Modesto, and Manuel, who in spite of his love for Lucrecia helps her to be happy with Julián. Lucrecia does not return to San Pedro alone, but accompanied by her cousin, Renata (Jessica Coch), an envious girl who is prepared to seize everything that is Lucrecia's. In San Pedro, Paulino suffers an economic crisis and Gabino demands Lucrecia's hand in marriage, but the very jealous Carmelo steps in and kills his father. Julián is unjustly accused of this crime and Lucrecia is forced to marry Carmelo in order to prevent her father's financial ruin and to save Julián from jail. Julián leaves San Pedro to Veracruz, convinced that Lucrecia betrayed him.
Three years later, Lucrecia lives drowning in sorrow as Carmelo's wife; furthermore, she has lost her land due to Carmelo's ineptitude. In San Pedro, the townspeople talk of the arrival of an outsider who has bought Los Alamos. Lucrecia discovers that this outsider is none other than Julián Huerta, who is now engaged to his ex-girlfriend, Lorena Mendizábal (Altair Jarabo). Carmelo finds out that Julián has returned and a war unleashes between the two for Lucrecia's love. Julián plans on leaving Lorena, but she lies to him that she is pregnant with his child. Meanwhile, Lucrecia gives Carmelo divorce papers, and he responds by ripping up the papers and raping Lucrecia.
When Lorena finally accepts the fact that Julián does not love her anymore, she wants to take revenge by killing them both. One day, while Lucrecia and Julián are in the fields, Lorena tries to run them over, but fails, crashes against a truck, and goes flying out the windshield; consequently, ending up with a disfigured face.
Carmelo, furious that a judge has approved of Lucrecia's request for divorce, takes revenge by burning down the warehouse full of apples that Paulino owns; Paulino is accidentally trapped in the warehouse and dies from smoke inhalation. At his funeral, Lucrecia faints and discovers that she is pregnant but does not know who the father is. Rosario finds out that Lucrecia was raped and for once takes Lucrecia's side; however, when she finds out her daughter is pregnant, she urges her to have an abortion. Carmelo, on the run from the police, kidnaps Lucrecia; later on, Julián saves her. Throughout Lucrecia's rescue, Renata is accidentally shot and dies on the way to the hospital. After returning home, Lucrecia confronts her mother about the hatred Rosario has always shown towards her. Rosario finally admits her secret: Lucrecia is not only Rosario's daughter, but she is also her sister, because Rosario was raped by her father and became pregnant with Lucrecia as a result.
Finally, Lucrecia and Julián are married. Rosario does not attend her daughter's wedding but watches from afar with tears in her eyes. Months later, Lucrecia gives birth to a son whom she names César, in memory of her brother. Lucrecia leaves Rosario with César so that they can spend some time getting to know one another. After Lucrecia returns to the room, she sees her mother and son have fled; she assumes the worst. They soon discover Rosario has left the baby on the bed in Lucrecia's brother's room, and goes to the river where her son died and drowns herself.
Three years later, Lucrecia stands by the river and throws two white roses into the river: one for her brother and one for her mother. Although saddened by the loss of her family, she is joined at the river by her husband and son, whose strong blue eyes reveal him to be Julián's child, and the three live happily ever after.
|Daniela Castro||Rosario Pedraza Vda. de Córdoba|
|Maite Perroni||Lucrecia Córdoba Pedraza de Huerta|
|Eugenio Siller||Julián "El Chamuco" Huerta Almada|
|Sergio Goyri||Gabino Roura Béltran|
|Sabine Moussier||Justina Almada de Huerta|
|Francisco Gattorno||Rodolfo Huerta|
|Armando Araiza||Carmelo Roura Valdivia|
|Jessica Coch||Renata Valencia|
|Altaír Jarabo||Lorena Mendizábal|
|Roberto Blandón||Paulino Córdoba Valencia|
|Salvador Sánchez||Padre Matías Quiroga|
|Magda Karina||Delfina Solís|
|Diego Amozurrutia||Josué Huerta Almada|
|Gabriela Carrillo||Teresa Roura Valdivia|
|Jackie García||Blanca Quiroga|
|Tina Romero||Asunción Torres|
|Antonio Medellín||Modesto Flores|
|Aldo Gallardo||Manuel Flores|
|Ursula Prats||Matilde Vda. de Molina|
|Diego Velásquez||César Córdoba Pedraza|
|Lucía Méndez||Ines Valdivia de Roura|
Actor Valentino Lanús was originally attached to the role of Julián Huerta Almada opposite of Maite Perroni. With Lanús still attached to the role, producer Juan Osorio offered the role of Julián's mother, Justina Aldama de Huerta, to Sabine Moussier, but she turned down the offer, feeling that, at 42, she was too young to play the mother of then-33-year-old Lanús, who had played her love interest in Amar sin límites three years earlier. Actress Joana Benedek, only three years older than Lanús, was instead cast as Justina. However, Lanús eventually backed out of the role, citing a heavy workload as impeding his participation. The role was then recast with Eugenio Siller, then 28, and Moussier replaced Benedek as Justina.
Additionally, the role of Rodolfo Huerta was originally to have been filled by Ernesto Laguardia. However, the actor, who also serves as host on the television program Hoy, did not receive permission from Hoy producer Roberto Romagnoli to take time off to film the novela, so he was replaced with Francisco Gattorno.
Towards the end of the filming of the novela, actress Sabine Moussier was diagnosed with Guillain–Barré syndrome and was forced to alter her shooting schedule on Mi pecado in order to promote her recovery. According to Osorio, Moussier's illness traveled from her spinal cord to her brain, affecting her ability to remember her lines and causing her severe pain. As a result of her worsening health, Moussier was forced to leave the cast of Mi pecado shortly before the completion of filming. Moussier's character, Justina, was not recast, as Osorio had planned in advance for the possibility of her departure and filmed her final scenes in advance.
Mi Pecado premiered on Televisa's El Canal de las Estrellas on June 15, 2009, at 6:00 PM, replacing En Nombre del Amor. The program aired weeknights, and, as a result of its success, was moved to the 7:00 PM time slot on July 27, 2009, replacing Verano de amor while ceding its former time to Camaleones. Mi Pecado ran for a total of 110 episodes, with its finale airing on November 13, 2009; it was replaced by Mar de Amor.
|Country||Alternate title/translation||TV network(s)||Airdate||Weekly schedule|
|Mexico||Mi Pecado||Canal de las Estrellas||June 15, 2009 - November 13, 2009||Monday - Friday at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Transferred at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM|
|Brazil||Meu Pecado||SBT||June 2, 2014 - October 31, 2014||Monday - Friday at 16:15|
|Argentina||Mi Pecado||Canal 9||Premiered June 10, 2010||Monday - Friday at 3:00 PM|
|Paraguay||Mi Pecado||TelefuturoUnicanal (Rerun)||Premiered Original August 17, 2009 at 1:30 PM, April 13, 2015 at 11:15 PM|
|Bosnia||Grešne duše||Pink BH||Premiered May 31, 2010||Monday - Saturday at 4:00 PM and 8:00 AM|
|Croatia||Moj grijeh||HRT||March 19, 2010 - July 26, 2010||Monday - Saturday at 12:30 PM and 5:00 AM|
|Lithuania||Mano nuodėmė||LNK||Premiered October 29, 2009||Monday - Friday at 3:35 PM|
|Montenegro||Grešne duše||Pink M||January 4, 2010 – June 7, 2010||Monday - Friday at 3:50 PM and 8:00 AM|
|Poland||Mój grzech||TV4||Premiered April 15, 2010||Monday - Friday at 7:00 PM|
|United States||Mi Pecado||Univision||March 8, 2010 – August 6, 2010||Monday - Friday at 7:00 PM|
|Romania||Fructul Oprit||Acasa TV||Premiered October 18, 2010||Monday - Friday at 7:30 PM|
|Georgia||ცოდვის ტვირთი/The burden of sin||GMG Serial||April 1, 2011 - July 19, 2011||Every day at 6 PM|
|Slovakia||Rodinná kliatba||TV Doma||September 5, 2011 - February, 2012||Monday - Friday at 6:00 PM|
|Kenya||Mi Pecado||Citizen TV||July 13, 2011 – January 6, 2012||Monday - Friday at 6:00 PM|
|Bulgaria||Моят грях||bTV Lady||June 21, 2012 - October 8, 2012 June 2, 2013 - September 7, 2013||Monday - Sunday at 9 AM Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM|
|Estonia||Keelatud vili||Kanal2||November 13, 2012 - April 22, 2013||Monday - Friday at 4:30 PM|
|Serbia||Grešne duše||RTV Pink||January 4, 2010 - July 5, 2010||Monday - Friday at 5 PM|
|Uganda||Burden of Guilt||Bukedde TV 1||Monday-Sunday at 20:00|
|UAE||لن أدفع الثمن||Abu Dhabi Al Oula Abu Dhabi Drama||August 11, 2013 – November 25, 2013||Every day at 6 PM|
|Spain||Mi Pecado||La Siete||Premiered February 17, 2014||Monday - Friday at 1:45 PM|
|Macedonia||Gresni dusi||Local television||July 7, 2014||Monday - Friday at 15:00 PM|
Awards and nominations
|Best Telenovela||Juan Osorio||Nominated|
|Best Theme Song||Maite Perroni and Reik||Nominated|
|Best Actor in the Role of an Antagonist||Armando Araiza||Nominated|
|Best Actress in the Role of an Antagonist||Daniela Castro||Nominated|
|Best New Actress||Gabriela Carrillo||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Diego Amozurrutia||Nominated|
|Best Younger Actor||Eugenio Siller||Nominated|
|Best Younger Actress||Maite Perroni||Nominated|
|Best Story or Adaptation|| Cuauhtémoc Blanco|
María del Carmen Peña
Víctor Manuel Medina
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