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Eva Peron: The True Story (1996)

Eva Perón (original title)
Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Esther Goris ... Eva Duarte Perón
Víctor Laplace ... Juan Perón
Cristina Banegas ... Juana de Ibarbuen
Pepe Novoa Pepe Novoa ... Lucero
Irma Córdoba ... Marguarita Achaval Junco
Lorenzo Quinteros ... Lonardi
Tony Vilas Tony Vilas
Jorge Petraglia Jorge Petraglia
Enrique Liporace
Tony Lestingi Tony Lestingi
Leandro Regúnaga Leandro Regúnaga ... Espejo
Fernando Sureda Fernando Sureda
Danilo Devizzia Danilo Devizzia ... Enrique Santos Discépolo
Carlos Roffé Carlos Roffé ... Solari
Jean Pierre Reguerraz Jean Pierre Reguerraz
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Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33.

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She was neither a saint nor a devil. See more »


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Country:

Argentina

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

18 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eva Peron: The True Story See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Official submission of Argentina for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 69th Academy Awards in 1997. See more »

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Version of Evita Peron (1981) See more »

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Argentina's answer to EVITA
14 May 1999 | by GMeleJrSee all my reviews

EVA PERON was Argentina's official submission to the 1996 Oscars for Best Foreign Film. It was obviously spawned by the filming of EVITA with Madonna, in Argentina. A self-proclaimed Argentinian vesion of the "true" Eva Peron saga, (though some Argentinians will insist the not always accurate EVITA is actually closer to the truth, and more importantly, tells Eva's story more interesting) EVA PERON is no memorable epic. It suffers badly from comparison with EVITA on virtually all counts, not the least of which is the all too obvious low, low budget, which makes the film seem amateurish. Its saving grace is ESTHER GORIS. This wonderful Argentine actress makes the best of the script she was handed. Check her out in the recently release DONA BARBARA, in the title role. In that infinitely more spectacular, and better written Argentine film,(EVA PERON resembles a 60's TV theater feature, not even proper cinema) she is riveting. That performance suggests how much better EVA PERON would have been, if only the gifted Goris had been given a good script. Rent it only if you (as I and many do) want to see more of Esther Goris, or if you're a fan of Argentine cinema.


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