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The film deals with the final stages of Eva Perón's life. It chronicles her bid for the vice-presidency and her illness in detail. Other stages of her short life, childhood, artistic years, etc, are seen in flashbacks.
My only (minor) complaint lies with, surprisingly, Esther Goris. I say surprisingly because her performance is great (more on this a little later) and she does resemble Eva Perón during her final stages but when playing the younger Eva Duarte de Perón or the actress Eva Duarte, Goris doesn't even come close in her resemblance. Maybe it's because I have seen one too many pictures of the historical woman pre-1950 (before her disease) and the differences in physical appearance are too apparent. The real Eva's beauty was more radiant, her hair more elaborate and her body was more voluptuous in those earlier years. Goris is too thin, to abrasive and does not possess the softness that is evident in pictures or newsreel footage of the young Evita during her earlier years as the First Lady. I usually have difficulties watching a bio-film when the leading actor does not resemble the person they are portraying. I had a similar problem with Leonardo DiCaprio portraying Howard Hughes in "The Aviator".
Goris's voice and personality are also too over-bearing.Read more ›
Unlike Webber's version, the Director shows Evita in several political situations, such as meeting a woman from the Charity Association, and talking to the railroad workers when they begin a strike. Also unlike Webber's version, the director in this one concentrated solely on Eva's vice presidency which Webber short-changed during the filming of his Evita.
Ester Goris, looks impressively like the real Evita and also has the ability to show emotions very well. For example, when Peron ignores Evita going up for the vice presidency she launchs into a tirade about how she has been discriminated against all her life, and when Eva finds out about her cancer Ester calmly sits down in front of a mirror before striking it four times with her fist.
I highly recommend this movie as a resource to all Evita fans who have a project or are just curious about the life and death of Eva Peron.
parallel in her story and the stories acted out in third world countries. Pity she died so young. The film is very effective. Esther Goris's acting is
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I love the movie of Eva Duarte de Peron, she was a progressive in the quest to find equality for the disenfranchised and she broke all types of barriers. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Santiago Marti
An excellent and biographical movie of Eva Peron, I first saw it several years ago and I love the great performance of Esther Goris .Published on July 14, 2013 by Javier J. Pedreira
This movie was my introduction to the subject, so I can't vouch for its accuracy one way or the other. Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by DCB
Having to depend on the subtitles takes away the spontaneity of the other films. Watch Madonna and Antonio Bandaras instead.Published on May 23, 2013 by Mary Ellen Heath Castello
This film is great in that it really explains and develops how Miss Eva Peron rose to power. It really helped me to understand the personality and type of person she was.Published on April 5, 2013 by Mark S. Gordon
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