Evita

Evita

Alan Parker (1996)

129min
PG Certificate
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Review

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In one of her better forays into movies, Madonna plays the poor rural girl who became mother figure to Argentina through marriage to President Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce) in this musical biography based on the long-running stage success. Director Alan Parker eschews explanatory dialogue to link the music, resulting in a curiously airless and enigmatic piece that never involves us in the traumas of Evita or Argentina. Antonio Banderas, meanwhile, co-stars as the everyman revolutionary whose appearance and reappearance in Evita's life is never fully explained. It's probably better to have seen the original first; then you'll know why Evita sings Don't Cry for Me Argentina.

Summary

Movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's stage musical, charting Eva Peron's rise from poverty to become Argentina's beloved first lady, famed for helping the lower classes. Starring Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jimmy Nail and Jonathan Pryce.

Cast & Crew

Eva Peron Madonna
Che Antonio Banderas
Juan Peron Jonathan Pryce
Agustin Magaldi Jimmy Nail
Dona Juana Victoria Sus
Brother Juan Julian Littman
Blanca Olga Merediz
Elisa Laura Pallas
Director Alan Parker
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment Film Dists LtdGuidance: Contains some swearing.Available on: video and DVD
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