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Eva (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 13 March 2015 (USA)
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A shy genius is employed by his former university to design robot software.

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Lana Levy
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David Garel
Claudia Vega ...
Eva
Anne Canovas ...
Julia
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Max
Sara Rosa Losilla ...
Prototipo 519 (as Sara Rosa)
Manel Dueso ...
Profesor (as Manuel Dueso)
Ona Casamiquela ...
Dorotea
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Eric
Jordi Díaz ...
Médico
Oscar Valsecchi ...
Camarero
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Alumno Laboratorio #1
Juan Campavadal ...
Alumno Laboratorio #2
Harris Gordon ...
Policía (as Harris James Gordon)
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Set in 2041, Alex Garel is a well-known robot programmer who after 10 years returns to his home town to work in his old university when his friend Julia brings him a project to create a new line of robot child. There Alex meets his brother David, Lana (Alex's former lover and David's current wife), and Eva, Alex's 10-years-old niece. Looking for inspiration, Alex asks Eva to be the muse of the new robot, watching her attitude and behavior during the time they spend together, making emotional tests to configure its personality. The relationship with his niece gives Alex doubts about finishing the project and awakens old feelings for Lana. At the same time he starts suspecting that perhaps the lovely and imaginative Eva is hiding an important secret about Lana and herself. Written by Chockys

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no se puede programar lo que sientes (you cannot program what you feel)

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Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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13 March 2015 (USA)  »

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Ева  »

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Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$431,109 (Spain) (28 October 2011)

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$10,395 (USA) (15 March 2015)
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Young Claudia Vega was chosen after a casting session that spanned six months. She was selected from among 3,000 candidates. See more »

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Alex Garel: [discussing the creation of the next SI-9 generation robot] What would happen if we made a girl instead of a boy?
Julia: Alex, I've told you, SI-9 is a boy. We just need your emotional reaction programme.
Alex Garel: Look, boys are clumsy and boring, Girls are sweeter, more mature, more sensible... and much prettier.
Julia: But they are also more perverse, more jealous and twisted. And I know all this because... many, many years ago I was one.
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Cerebral , ambitious , and revealing Sci-Fi ; being stunningly directed and magnificently performed
25 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Set in 2041, Alex Garel (Daniel Bruhl) is a famous scientific who after 10 years goes to back to his home town to work in his old university . There the shy genius is employed by his former university professor (Anne Canovas) to design robot soft ware . Later on , Alex meets his brother David (Alberto Ammann) , his wife Lana (Marta Etura) and Eva (Claudia Vega) , Alex's 10-years-old niece . Meantime , Alex is assisted by a servant-robot (Luis Homar as the sympathetic android Max) . Looking for inspiration , Alex asks help Eva to be the example the new robot , and to survey her behavior during the time they spend together . The cutest girl Eva fascinates him and he soon begins research so that a robot can take on her personality , making emotional tests and watching attitude to configure its existence .

This Sci-Fi film contains fantasy , drama , a tragic love story , thought-provoking issues and is pretty interesting . This is an exciting film though relies heavily on the programmer-Eva , Brother-Brother Relationship and the loving triangle is regularly developed . A movie about childhood , robots , love , it has more than its share of beauty , mysteries and wonders . This good picture takes parts here and there from ¨A.I.¨ by Steven Spielberg , ¨Metropolis¨ by Fritz Land and ¨I Robot¨ written by Isaac Asimov . Good performances from Daniel Bruhl as a well-known robot programmer , his friend played by Anne Canovas who brings him a project to create a new line of robot child and special mention to the girl Clara Lago as the muse of the new robot . Furthermore Alex's former lover and David's current wife well played by Marta Etura along with her husband finely performed by Albert Ammann . In addition , the veteran Luis Homar as likable android Max . Mesmerizing , miraculous and state-of-art special effects , spiced with mechanical cats , horse-robots and other marvelous artifacts . Glamorous and luxurious Cinematography by Arnau Valls Colomer , being filmed on location in Panticosa, Huesca, Aragón, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain , La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland and final scene in Tenerife, Canary Islands . Emotive and sensitive Original Music by Evgueni Galperine and co-composer Sacha Galperine . The motion picture was elegantly directed by Kike Maillo at his best and being hist first film , formerly making various shorts .

The 26th Annual Goya Awards (Premios Goyas), presented by the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences, it is "Spain's main national film awards, considered by many in Spain, and internationally, to be the Spanish equivalent of the American Academy Awards¨ gave a deserved Goya to New Director , Kike Maillo , for this above average film titled ¨Eva¨ . Rating : Good , worthwhile watching .


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