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Evita

  • Musical
  • Drama
  • 1996
  • Alan Parker
  • 129 mins
  • PG

Summary

Musical biography based on Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's celebrated show, starring Madonna as Eva Perón. As an impoverished young woman, Eva is determined to leave her provincial upbringing behind. Heading for the bright lights of Buenos Aires, she sets out to achieve her ambitions, by whatever means necessary.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Eva PerónMadonna
ChéAntonio Banderas
Juan PerónJonathan Pryce
Agustín MagaldiJimmy Nail
Doña JuanaVictoria Sus
Brother JuanJulian Littman
BlancaOlga Merediz
ElisaLaura Pallas
ErmindaJulia Worsley
Young EvaMaria Lujan Hidalgo
Perón's mistressAndrea Corr
Domingo MercantePeter Polycarpou

Crew

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DirectorAlan Parker

Details

Theatrical distributor
Entertainment Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1997-01-03
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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