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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – "A Regra do Jogo" (The Rules of the Game), the hotly-anticipated novela (soap opera) scheduled to premiere on the Globo network on August 31st at 9PM, uses reality show filming techniques and carefully crafted, extensive and intricate set design in an attempt to "realistically" portray life in the fictional favela of Morro da Macaca.

Written by João Emanuel Carneiro, the author of the highly-acclaimed and hugely popular novela "Avenida Brasil . . .

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