Even the Rain (2010)
"También la lluvia" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Drama, History  |  5 January 2011 (Spain)
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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.


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

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


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Release Date:

5 January 2011 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Même la pluie  »

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


$558,342 (USA) (6 May 2011)

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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.

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