A lie from the past.

    Two children taken forcibly away.

    The search and the reunion of a mother and her children.


    Leonor Trigo was only 16 years-old when she fell in love with Gonçalo, a 24-year-old famous motorcycle racer who ends up getting her pregnant with twins. Realizing that Gonçalo will never accept the children, she hides her pregnancy from everyone. When Leonor is already nine-months pregnant, her father, Alberto Trigo, discovers the truth and he demands that Gonçalo take responsibility. Gonçalo panics for fear of a lawsuit and with the certainty that a scandal like this would drive sponsors away and cause him serious problems in the family.

    Gonçalo turns to a doctor friend and convinces Patrícia Santos – Leonor’s best-friend – to help him. The delivery is made at his friend’s clinic, with the help of the doctor’s wife, Alice Amorim, who is a nurse. Leonor is unconscious during childbirth. When Leonor wakes up, they don’t tell her she had twins and ensure her that the baby was stillborn. One of the babies (the girl) is handed to Gonçalo’s sister – Amélia – who couldn’t have children of her own. The other baby (the boy) is left by Patrícia at a church.

    Sixteen years later, Leonor Trigo (32) works as a diving instructor in the Emirates. She could never get over the loss of her baby; it is a great shock when Alice shows up to tell her the truth about that night. Suddenly all her certainties are shaken as Leonor realizes that she gave birth to two healthy children who are probably still alive. Without even thinking twice, she immediately decides to return to Portugal in order to search for her children and to revenge herself on the people who lied to her.

    At present Patrícia Santos (34) is married to Gonçalo Queiroz (39) and the two have a daughter together, “Kika” Queiroz (14). Patrícia took advantage of what she knows to blackmail him and force him to marry her. They panic when they realize Leonor is back and knows the truth. They are determined to do everything to silence her and by all means necessary.

    On her arrival to Portugal, Leonor also reunites with André Queiroz (34). She was the first love of André, who has never truly forgotten her. Leonor gets close to him in order to get more information about her children. She only intends to use him, but she will eventually fall for him and they will live a beautiful love story.

    In the privileged landscape of Sado Estuary, “Salty Sea” is about the fight of a woman in search for her children. A mirror of the Portuguese reality with contemporary dramas and conflicts along with romance and comedy.



    2014 | The FreshTV (Fiction) conference @MipCom

    Selected to be presented for the first time


    2016 | New York Festivals - World's Best TV & Films

    Bronze World Medal in the category of Telenovela