Evita

Evita (1996)

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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.

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Eva Perón: What's new, Buenos Aires? I'm new! I wanna say I'm just a little stuck on you - you'll be on me too! I get out here Buenos Aires! Stand back - you ought to know what you're gonna get in me: Just a little touch of star quality.

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Trivia: Madonna has 140 spoken words of dialogue, and Antonio Banderas only has six. The rest of their lines are sung.

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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.

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