Evita

Evita (1996)

Plot summary

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A contemporary opera that follows the rise and demise of real life figure, low-born Eva Peron (Madonna) as seen through the eyes of peasant Che (Antonio Banderas). Beginning at Eva's funeral, the movie backtracks over her rise to power, her influence as an inspirational figurehead for the peasants of Argentina and her gradual weakening/illness/death through a variety of songs of different styles.

Continuity mistake: Parts of the movie were filmed in Budapest/Hungary, and in the funeral scene Hungarian shopnames are to see behind the big pictures of Evita on the housewalls.

More mistakes in Evita

Eva Perón: So what happens now?
Ché: Another suitcase in another hall.
Eva Perón: So what happens now?
Ché: Take your picture off another wall.
Eva Perón: Where am I going to?
Ché: You'll get by, you always have before.
Eva Perón: Where am I going to?

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Trivia: Antonio Banderas got the role of Che by submitting a self-made audition tape and then performing all the musical numbers in front of director Alan Parker at a dinner meet in Miami.

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Question: In a few things I've read, Antonio Bandaras is credited as playing Che Guevara but in the credits of the film he's listed as only 'Che'. Is the character actually meant to be Guevara?

Kara

Chosen answer: Though (very) loosely based on Che Guevara, the character of Che is NOT supposed to be him, as was stated by both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Sereenie

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