7.5/10
9,788
22 user 121 critic

Even the Rain (2010)

También la lluvia (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, History | 5 January 2011 (Spain)
Trailer
2:19 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $12.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Director:

Writer:

21 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Take My Eyes (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

One winter night, Pilar runs away from home. With her, she takes only a few belongings and her son, Juan. Antonio soon sets out to look for her. He says Pilar is his sunshine, and what's more, "She gave him her eyes"...

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Laia Marull, Luis Tosar, Candela Peña
Mataharis (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Private detective Inés infiltrates the employees at a multinational corporation. Thanks to the collaboration of Manuel, she gets to the heart of company intrigues. But her investigation ... See full summary »

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Najwa Nimri, Tristán Ulloa, María Vázquez
No I (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director: Pablo Larraín
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa
Stars: Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, José Ángel Egido
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

En el pequeño pueblo de Santa Eulalia los solteros organizan una fiesta a la que acude un autocar de mujeres casaderas. Damián, Alfonso y Carmelo buscarán establecer relación con Patricia, ... See full summary »

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: José Sancho, Luis Tosar, Lissete Mejía
Déficit (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Two different social classes get together at a family gathering in Mexico. Based on the TV project "Ruta 32".

Director: Gael García Bernal
Stars: Andrés Almeida, Fernanda Castillo, Luz Cipriota
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling.

Director: Walter Salles
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo De la Serna, Mía Maestro
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Laia, a young Catalan teacher, moves to Kathmandu in the early 90's, to volunteer in a local school. She... See full synopsis »

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Verónica Echegui, Sumyata Bhattarai, Norbu Tsering Gurung
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Nina is a 20 years old girl from Valladolid who lives with her divorced father, an autoritarian and conservative man. Trini is of the same age and has lost her mother. For both Valladolid ... See full summary »

Director: Icíar Bollaín
Stars: Silke, Candela Peña, Álex Angulo
Cell 211 (2009)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

Director: Daniel Monzón
Stars: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines
Bad Education (2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Stars: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Javier Cámara
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Stars: Gael García Bernal, John Hurt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Costa
...
Sebastián
...
Daniel / Atuey
...
Antón / Colón
...
Juan / Montesinos
Carlos Santos ...
Alberto / Las Casas
...
María
Milena Soliz ...
Belén / Panuca
Leónidas Chiri ...
Teresa
Ezequiel Díaz ...
Bruno
Pau Cólera ...
Actor capitán
...
Actor comandante
Antonio Mora ...
Actor franciscano
Daniel Currás ...
Soldado gallego
Glenda Rodríguez ...
Asistente casting
Edit

Storyline

Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors, is a leading activist in the protest movement. Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Spain Conquered the New World for Gold 500 Years Later, Water is Gold Not Much Else has Changed...

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

| |

Release Date:

5 January 2011 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Même la pluie  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$66,315 (USA) (18 February 2011)

Gross:

$558,342 (USA) (6 May 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The scene where the little girl sees herself on screen was kind of a self homage by director/actress Icíar Bollaín. She wanted to transmit her first impression when she saw herself on screen being a teenager. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Poignant...
9 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I found it very easy to identify with all of the main players thanks to some great performances from all involved and also a really nicely written script. It's really well shot with nice big, easily legible subtitles (more like this please foreign filmmakers!). It was interesting to see a film set in that region, we don't see very much from that part of the world. There are also some historical facts about the conquistadors that I wasn't aware of and so it even educated be a little! I love the way it slowly dawns on the crew that the mistakes made 500 years previously are still being made today! Over all, I found it well worth a look and it's one I would certainly look at again sometime.

SteelMonster's verdict: RECOMMENDED

My score: 8.3/10

You can find an expanded version of this review on my blog: Thoughts of a SteelMonster.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A lot of potential, but kind of petered out towards the end... fatpie42
If this film were to be rated by MPAA, what would it receive? Icyinferno69
The ending dcopeland4
Historically correct? Columbus frank_zaal
Conquest + Catholic Church + Fellinian cross jose-serralvo
Luis Tosar mrs_shakespeare
Discuss Even the Rain (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?