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Three stories make one fantastic movie!,
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This review is from: Even the Rain [DVD] (DVD)
This film gripped me from the very beginning. In a clever mirroring of historical Spanish subjugation of indigenous peoples, a Spanish film crew arrive in Bolivia to make a film about Columbus' arrival in the 'New World' because they can make it cheaply there. In the midst of filming, the Water Wars break out in Cochabamba, adding a third layer of exploitation which mirrors Columbus' extraction of gold hundreds of years before. As the film progresses, the idealist (the director, played by Gael Garcia Bernal) and the realist (the Producer, the brilliant Luis Tosar) gradually change places as events change their stances. A thought I was left with after watching this film is that I wish they had made the Columbus movie for real - from the glimpses you see it looks like it would have be a corker!!