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Evita Peron (1981)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, History  |  23 February 1981 (USA)
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Aspiring actress Eva Duarte rises from a minor celebrity to the wife of a powerful Argentine dictator, but her all consuming fiery rage, ambition, and hatred eventually become her downfall.

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Aspiring actress Eva Duarte rises from a minor celebrity to the wife of a powerful Argentine dictator, but her all consuming fiery rage, ambition, and hatred eventually become her downfall.

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Evita Peron: I zoi mou  »

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While released in the United States by CBS as a four hour television miniseries, Paramount later had the film re-edited into a two hour feature for theatrical release internationally. See more »

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The cities of Junin and Chivilcoy are located in the Pampas, a sprawling flatland located in the center of Argentina, so they wouldn't be surrounded by large mountains and hills as portrayed in the prologue of the film. See more »

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Kind of silly
22 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dunaway was absolutely wrong for the part of Evita Peron, from start to finish. As with nearly all her roles, she played it all with out-sized shoulder-pads and overblown line delivery. What's worse, the film looks like it was shot in some dingy Mexican border town instead of the opulent capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. The building they'd chosen for the iconic Casa Rosada looks something like an old Spanish war prison in Baja.

They have the chronology fairly correct, but little else is really accurate or even compelling drama in this adaptation of history. Peron launched a mass movement that transformed Argentina, at the time one of the biggest economic forces in the world, and his wife was a highly complex, colorful public person who worked herself to death for him and won the hearts of his political base with her naive, crypto-fascist concepts of the state's role as a mother to its people.

This film, sadly, portrays it all like a story arc on some Dynasty rip-off, set in some unrecognizable banana republic.

This is purely for die-hard Faye fanatics, and certainly NOT for any fans of the Peron story.


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