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Evita

5.3
5,136
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Original title
Evita
Year
Running time
136 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Alan Parker, Oliver Stone (Play: Tim Rice)
Music
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Cinematography
Darius Khondji
Cast
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Producer
Hollywood Pictures / Summit Entertainment / Cinergi Pictures Entertainment
Genre
Musical. Drama | Biography. Politics. 1930s. 1940s. 1950s
Synopsis / Plot
Madonna tackles the title role in Alan Parker's ambitious recounting of the brief, amazing life of former Argentine first lady Eva Peron. Presented almost entirely in song and narrated by Antonio Banderas as a fictional everyman, the film charts the alternately revered and reviled Evita's rise from poverty to become a film and radio actress; her relationship with President Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce); and her tragic death from cancer at age 33. Banderas, a surprisingly moving singer, and the inimitable Madonna, who took voice lessons before filming commenced to expand her vocal range, provide the emotional bedrock for the eminently enjoyable film with their charismatic screen presences. The music, including the Oscar-winning song "You Must Love Me," weaves an entrancing web, and the sets and costumes are awe inspiring. Parker does a fine job of adapting Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical for the big screen.
Awards
1996: Oscar: Best Original Song. 4 Nominations (Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound, Editing)
1996: 3 Golden Globes: Best Musical, Actress (Madonna), Song. 5 Nominations
1996: 8 Nominations for BAFTA, including Makeup, Sound, Editing and Adapted Screenplay
1996: Satellite Awards: Best Film Comedy or Musical, Song & Costume
1996: Critics' Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1996: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Production Design
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