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Eva Peron

4.3 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Argentina offers its own image of Evita - 1997 Academy Awards/Argentine Selection - She was neither a saint nor a devil. - No woman, before or since, has possessed as much magnetism and influence as Eva "Evita" Peron. During the 1950s, she was the most powerful woman in the Americas - capturing the heart and soul of the poor, whose causes she championed until her tragic death at age 33. EVA PERON beautifully chronicles Evita's stormy, passionate life, which brought so much hope to Argentina in an age of political power struggles, bloody coups, military oppression, and economic depression.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Esther Goris, Víctor Laplace, Cristina Banegas, Pepe Novoa, Irma Córdoba
  • Directors: Juan Carlos Desanzo
  • Writers: José Pablo Feinmann
  • Producers: Hugo E. Lauría, María de la Paz Marino
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Cinemateca
  • DVD Release Date: January 13, 2004
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00013D4DG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,662 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Eva Peron" on IMDb

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By E. Valero on June 27, 2005
Format: DVD
This Argentine feature was release around the same time as Alan Parker's film version of the hit musical "Evita". For those interested in learning about Argentina's controversial first lady, I recommend both films. Desanzo's version is lower-budget and therefore not as spectacular as Parker's interpretation, but "Eva Perón" is more historically accurate and fair in it's treatment of Evita. At least when compared to what has been written about her in a historical context.

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.
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I recently recieved this as part of a birthday gift after purchasing Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA a few months previous to it. While I found Webber's version a bit dry with substance it led me to this DVD which provided me with an understanding to how Argentina viewed their political figure.

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.
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I love Eva Peron as a character who influenced the political history of Argentina. She was an actress or used sex for political purpose, that is beside the point. She gave breakthrough for women in Argentina and south America. She helped poor people in practical way. I find lot of
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
superb.
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An old man's rewiew.The cast in this production is nothing but full of superb actors.Headed by Esther Goris,who I believe gives every ounce of her acting ability in portraying an ill and troubled Eva Duarte de Peron.However I also believe that the director had sense enough not to get into the devistating effects that the horrible cancer the Senora was afflicted with.My mother,father and of course myself (a young boy of 14 at the time)witnessed day by day over the last few months of her life.We were part of the,what was known at the time as,direct staff housed at Unzue.The script of this movie is also remarable in it's informative way but as in most presentations on the life of famous individuals somewhat incomplete.Again my respectful comment is thumbs up ten fold for all that this film represents.Quality and a mostly accurate message portrayed to the viewer.In my viewing of this film (several times)I am swept up in the BACK and THEN of it all.Yes I cry.
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An interesting take with astonishing performance. The movie lacked some exciting cinematography and character development of the real Eva Peron. She was portrait as hard blooded socialist and commonest propagate but there were some other aspects of her life that was not developed. for example her deep desire of knowing God and willing to ask him for help. Instead she faced a washed out, doubtful, and not even a Catholic believer who performs the rituals with out having faith in it. This spiritual aspect of world's famous leaders are worth exploring. Great examples are; John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Desmond TU Tu, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, and on and on.
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I give this five stars for the performance by Ester Goris, she is riveting as Eva Peron. Like other reviewers stated it is not idolizing or demonizing her. It is a good insight into how tough Eva can be. One key scene to watch is when she has a luncheon with a Marxist ally that respects her but will not kowtow, and she is impressed with that. She states then "Maybe I'm just a dictator" and he replies "dictatorship without revolution is just a dictatorship..nothing more", it makes her think on the course she is taking, and influences her.
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