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Even the Rain

Even the Rain

A Feature film by Iciar Bollain

Release in France : 12/01/2011


    Obsessive idealist Sebastián has sworn to direct a film about one of the world’s most iconic figures, Christopher Columbus. He is determined to overturn the myth of the arrival of Western Civilization in the Americas as a force for good. His film will show what Columbus set in motion: the obsession with gold, the taking of slaves, and the terrible violence visited on those Indians who fought back. The brilliant actor playing Columbus constantly challenges the director, accusing him of hypocrisy and cheap manipulation. Costa, Sebastián’s friend and producer, doesn’t give a damn. All that matters is that the film comes in on time and within budget. Costa decided they will shoot in Bolivia, the cheapest, most “Indian” of Latin American countries. While the shoot progresses in and around the city of Cochabamba, civil and political unrest simmer, as the entire water supply of the city is privatized and sold to a British/American multinational. Violence
    increases daily until the entire city explodes in the now infamous Bolivian Water War - a war which
    actually took place in April 2000. 500 years after Columbus, sticks and stones once again confront
    the high-tech weaponry of a modern army. David against Goliath. Only this time the fight is not over gold, but the simplest of life-giving elements - water.



    Even the Rain

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    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-production :

    Mandarin Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

    Foreign production companies :

    Morena Films, Alebrije Cine y Video, Vaca Films

    French distribution :

    Haut et Court

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    Full credits (11)

    Line Producer :

    Pilar Benito

    Co-producers :

    Nicolas Altmayer, Éric Altmayer

    Sound Recordist :

    Emilio Cortéz

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Jérôme Jouneaux

    Production Designer :

    Juan Pedro de Gaspar

    Costume designer :

    Sonia Grande

    Screenwriter :

    Paul Laverty

    Director of Photography :

    Alex Catalan

    Production manager :

    Cristina Zumarraga

    Editor :

    Angel Hernandez Zoido

    Music Composer :

    Alberto Iglesias

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    Feature film

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    Spain, Mexico, France

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    Minority French (Spain, Mexico, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 44 min

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    Dolby SRD

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