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Eva (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 13 March 2015 (USA)
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A shy genius is employed by his former university to design robot software.

Director:

Kiké Maíllo (as Kike Maíllo)

Writers:

Sergi Belbel, Cristina Clemente (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Brühl ... Alex Garel
Marta Etura ... Lana Levy
Alberto Ammann ... David Garel
Claudia Vega ... Eva
Anne Canovas ... Julia
Lluís Homar ... Max
Sara Rosa Losilla Sara Rosa Losilla ... Prototipo 519 (as Sara Rosa)
Manel Dueso Manel Dueso ... Profesor (as Manuel Dueso)
Ona Casamiquela Ona Casamiquela ... Dorotea
Peter Vives Peter Vives ... Eric
Jordi Díaz Jordi Díaz ... Médico
Oscar Valsecchi Oscar Valsecchi ... Camarero
Bernat Saumell Bernat Saumell ... Alumno Laboratorio #1
Juan Campavadal Juan Campavadal ... Alumno Laboratorio #2
Harris Gordon Harris Gordon ... Policía (as Harris James Gordon)
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Storyline

Set in 2041, Alex Garel is a well-known robot programmer who after 10 years returns to his home town to work in his old university when his friend Julia brings him a project to create a new line of robot child. There Alex meets his brother David, Lana (Alex's former lover and David's current wife), and Eva, Alex's 10-years-old niece. Looking for inspiration, Alex asks Eva to be the muse of the new robot, watching her attitude and behavior during the time they spend together, making emotional tests to configure its personality. The relationship with his niece gives Alex doubts about finishing the project and awakens old feelings for Lana. At the same time he starts suspecting that perhaps the lovely and imaginative Eva is hiding an important secret about Lana and herself. Written by Chockys

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Taglines:

no se puede programar lo que sientes (you cannot program what you feel)

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material including disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Catalan

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ева See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$431,109 (Spain), 28 October 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,395, 15 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,395, 15 March 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There was an original 22 minutes prologue, 10 years before the main plot. But it was finally cut of the movie. It appears complete on the DVD & the Blu-ray edition. See more »

Quotes

Alex Garel: Max, what EMO level do you have?
Max: Standard equipment level 8.
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Alternate Versions

The film has been shot in two languages (Spanish Castilian and Catalan). See more »


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Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie (as David Robert Jones)
Performed by David Bowie
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Beautiful story, pleasing to the eye
23 August 2012 | by LBSRmcrSee all my reviews

This movie is a European take on artificial intelligence- less action, more interaction.

I found the special effects in this film beautiful and mesmerizing, just enough to engage the imagination in terms of what a robot could and should be and do...

There are two plots- one is that a software engineer is trying to design the perfect robot for entertainment that is free (can do what it wants) and is looking for inspiration in a girl he meets called Eva, the other is that this software engineer is coming back to an awkward situation involving his brother and an ex-girlfriend of his, whom he worked with. Despite other reviews I found it quite well done how both plots intertwined.

As an audio professional I found some sound parts of the film difficult to stomach, especially the party scene where slow-dancing and speaking at the same time-here rough cuts are clearly audible and it's enough to take away from the great use of David Bowie's music in this scene, a real shame.

Beyond that thought I was very impressed with Brühl, that quatri-lingual dreamboat, whom I have until now only seen on German films. It's rare to find somebody who can master and work in fluency. He's definitely found a new fan in me.


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