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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 ... 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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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

Young Claudia Vega was chosen after a casting session that spanned six months. She was selected from among 3,000 candidates. 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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Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie (as David Robert Jones)
Performed by David Bowie
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Eva (2011)
8 September 2012 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

Gorgeous Spanish fairytale set in a realistic not too distant future. Eva sees a robot programmer return to his hometown so he can help program a robot child. First he needs to find inspiration from children in the area.After finding the majority to be boring he comes across a young girl named Eva who just happens to be the daughter of his ex-love. Eva fascinates him and he soon begins research so that a robot can take on her personality, but will her characteristics translate well into the robot world? Eva is a film that remains quiet. It knows its ideas and themes are fascinating and so it underplays them and lets your imagination run away with your own ideas. This is expressed best of all when we are first introduced to the world. There is no huge fanfare or showing off. The robots merely exist in the world with the humans. We first get a glimpse of this when Daniel Bruhl returns home and is followed by a robotic cat. The emotions that are present throughout are truly moving as it asks, in typical robot/man fashion, what it is to be human and can science go too far? Bruhl is a wonderful lead, who clearly gets across his fascination with robots, but also his frustration with them. He really does fail to make the most of his gift, but maybe that is for the best. The cinematography is gorgeous, with Eva's red coat constantly standing out from the snow swept landscapes. An enjoyable and thought provoking drama.


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