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Evita (1996)

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The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.

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María Luján Hidalgo ...
Young Eva (as Maria Lujan Hidalgo)
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Cipriano Reyes
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Perón's Mistress
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Domingo Mercante
Gary Brooker ...
Juan Bramuglia
Maite Yerro ...
Julieta (as Mayte Yerro)
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High-flying, adored! The film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical depicting the infamous real-life story of Eva "Evita" Duarte de Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, who rose from poverty to become the most famous Argentine woman in history. Her huge political influence and constant charity works earned her scorn and fear from the military and upper classes but adoration and love from the workers and descamisados. Evita's legendary life is displayed before your eyes as the most hated and most beloved woman in Argentina. Written by O.G.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, images of violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 2,273,873,000 (Italy) (27 December 1996)

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$49,994,804 (USA) (25 April 1997)
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Trivia

British singer Billie Piper can be seen as an extra. She is a girl asking Juan Peron for an autograph right before he meets Eva. See more »

Goofs

When receiving Holy Communion Evita partakes of wine, a practice not permitted until the Second Vatican Council (1962-1964). See more »

Quotes

Ché: Sing, you fools, but you got it wrong! Enjoy your prayers because you haven't got long. Your queen is dead. Your king is through. She's not coming back to you. Show business kept us all alive since 17 October 1945 but the star has gone, the glamour's worn thin. That's a pretty bad state for a state to be in. Instead of government we had a stage. Instead of ideas, a prima donna's rage! Instead of help, we were given a crowd. She didn't say much but she said it loud.
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Eva Beware of the City
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Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Performed by Madonna, Jimmy Nail, Antonio Banderas, and Julian Littman with Victoria Sus, Olga Merediz, Laura Pallas and Julia Worsley
Produced by Nigel Wright, Alan Parker, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and David Caddick
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Well made underrated musical
15 May 2004 | by (Odessa, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

I knew before, that Madonna can sing but now I know what she also can act. Meanwhile, I knew before that Antonio Banderas can act, but now I know what he can sing. And in Evita he sang incredibly good. I agree, Madonna wasn't bad, but Antonio really stole the show. He brings to the movie incredible latin style. Also very good Jonathan Pryse as president Peron. This movie was very well directed and have very good cast. But, best in Evita, of course, are music and songs. With excellent songs and pretty good singing Evita becomes on of the best musical movies ever made. Alan Parker bring out the political climate from that years very well. Maybe whole movie was too political, but now too many time have passed and nobody shouldn't care about that. Best songs for me are Don't cry for me Argentina and nearly all Antonio's songs. In fact, only one minor problem in the movie is that Madonna in the beginning of the movie looks too old.

Worth seeing for any music and movie lover. Sorry for my bad English

8,1 out of 10.


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