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Even the Rain (2010)

También la lluvia (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 5 January 2011 (Spain)
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As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Director:

Icíar Bollaín

Writer:

Paul Laverty
21 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Tosar ... Costa
Gael García Bernal ... Sebastián
Juan Carlos Aduviri ... Daniel / Atuey
Karra Elejalde ... Antón / Colón
Raúl Arévalo ... Juan / Montesinos
Carlos Santos ... Alberto / Las Casas
Cassandra Ciangherotti ... María
Milena Soliz Milena Soliz ... Belén / Panuca
Leónidas Chiri Leónidas Chiri ... Teresa
Ezequiel Díaz Ezequiel Díaz ... Bruno
Pau Cólera Pau Cólera ... Actor capitán
Vicente Romero ... Actor comandante
Antonio Mora Antonio Mora ... Actor franciscano
Daniel Currás Daniel Currás ... Soldado gallego
Glenda Rodríguez Glenda Rodríguez ... Asistente casting
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Storyline

Spanish director Sebastián, his executive producer Costa and all his crew are in Bolivia, in the Cochabamba area, to shoot a motion picture about Christopher Columbus, his first explorations and the way the Spaniards treated the Indians at the time. Costa has chosen this place because the budget of the film is tight and here he can hire supernumeraries, local actors and extras on the cheap. Things go more or less smoothly until a conflict erupts over the privatization of the water supply. The trouble is that one of the local actors, is a leading activist in the protest movement. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Spain Conquered the New World for Gold 500 Years Later, Water is Gold Not Much Else has Changed...

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Drama | History

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Country:

Spain | Mexico | France

Language:

Spanish | Quechua | English

Release Date:

5 January 2011 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Même la pluie See more »

Filming Locations:

Bolivia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€868,070 (Spain), 5 January 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$66,315, 18 February 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$558,342, 8 May 2011
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For a few years, Alejandro González Iñárritu was attached to direct, and actually worked on the development with writer Paul Laverty. See more »

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Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) See more »

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Whitey On The Moon
7 October 2011 | by valis1949See all my reviews

EVEN THE RAIN, directed by Icíar Bollaín, is a compelling film which attempts to explore the history of global economics using a kind of cinematic metaphor. Bollain's film focuses on a multinational movie crew that travels to Bolivia to make a film about Christopher Columbus, and examines his agenda of religious, cultural, and monetary exploitation of The New World. The production company hits a snag when locally violent demonstrations breakout against corporate ownership of indigenous water rights, and threaten to make the completion of the film impossible. The movie shows that the issues of wealth, ownership, and power are just as contentious today as they were five hundred years ago. Corporate giants of our era employ the same greedy strategy in an attempt to steal wealth, power, and access from the uninformed and defenseless. Although the ethical issues in the film are sometimes presented in a slightly heavy-handed manner, by the end of the feature, it is evident that the application of rapacious economic policy hasn't changed much since monarchs ruled the world.


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