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Even the Rain Details


The politics of the past and present begin to merge during the making of a motion picture in this drama from director Icíar Bollaín. Spanish movie director Sebastián (Gael García Bernal) and his producer Costa (Luis Tosar) have arrived in Bolivia to shoot a picture about Columbus' exploration and exploitation of the New World. While Sebastián has come to Bolivia for realistic scenery, Costa has chosen the location for the cheap and abundant supply of labor. An open casting call for extras attracts far more people than the picture needs, but when Costa tries to send them away, one would-be actor, Daniel (Juan Carlos Aduviri), makes a strong and eloquent case for fair treatment of the locals, and Sebastián casts him as Hatuey, the chief of a native tribe who fought the invading Spaniards. As Sebastián stages scenes of revolt against would-be colonists, a real battle is brewing in Colombia -- the government has privatized the national water works, and the price of water has jumped by 300 percent, leading to protests and riots in the streets of Cochabamba. Daniel is one of the activists protesting price gouging for something as essential as water -- will Sebastián and his colleagues join him in speaking out against this injustice? También la Iluvia (aka Even the Rain) was an official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 18, 2011


Luis Tosar
as Costa
Gael García Bernal
as Sebastian
Karra Elejalde
as Anton/Christopher Columbus
Carlos Santos
as Alberto/Bartolome de las Casas
Raúl Arévalo
as Juan/Antonio de Montesinos


Icíar Bollaín
Juan Gordon
Paul Laverty
Alex Catalan
Alberto Iglesias
Composer (Music Score)
Angel Hernandez Zoido
Eric Altmayer
Mónica Lozano
Pilar Benito
Executive Producer
Juan Gordon
Executive Producer
Sonia Grande
Costume Designer
Pelayo Gutierrez
Sound/Sound Designer
Nacho Royo-Villanova
Sound/Sound Designer
Eva Leira
Yolanda Serrano
Karmele Soler
Cristina Zumarraga
Line Producer
Guadalupe Balaguer
Post Production Supervisor