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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.

Director:

Kiké Maíllo (as Kike Maíllo)

Writers:

Sergi Belbel, Cristina Clemente (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
15 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Brühl ... Alex Garel
Marta Etura ... Lana Levy
Alberto Ammann ... David Garel
Claudia Vega Claudia Vega ... Eva
Anne Canovas ... Julia
Lluís Homar ... Max
Sara Rosa Losilla Sara Rosa Losilla ... Prototipo 519 (as Sara Rosa)
Manel Dueso Manel Dueso ... Profesor (as Manuel Dueso)
Ona Casamiquela Ona Casamiquela ... Dorotea
Peter Vives Peter Vives ... Eric
Jordi Díaz Jordi Díaz ... Médico
Oscar Valsecchi Oscar Valsecchi ... Camarero
Bernat Saumell Bernat Saumell ... Alumno Laboratorio #1
Juan Campavadal Juan Campavadal ... Alumno Laboratorio #2
Harris Gordon Harris Gordon ... Policía (as Harris James Gordon)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Catalan

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ева See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,395, 15 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,395, 15 March 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

French visa # 125203. See more »

Quotes

Eva: I want to be a good girl.
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Alternate Versions

The film has been shot in two languages (Spanish Castilian and Catalan). See more »


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About Days
Written and Performed by Marina Gallardo
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Familiar story elements combined in a slightly different way
6 July 2012 | by savitch99See all my reviews

Watching this reminds me of the Isaac Asimov robot stories because it feels like the world his stories were set in. There's even an allusion to the Asimov laws of robotics by stating that robots have to pass a safety test and the cat is illegal because it has free will. The effects are well done and the interactions look believable. The animation physics are slightly wrong in a couple scenes but nothing major.

My main problem with the movie is that there isn't enough character development which makes the motives a little ambiguous. The main plot lines are tied up by the end but there's obviously more going on than is ever told. I get just enough to want to know more and that is frustrating.

The sci-fi is light enough that I would probably recommend this to anyone even if they would normally skip anything sci-fi.


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