Eva Perón: The True Story

Eva Perón: The True Story
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Juan Perón (Víctor Laplace) holds a weakened Eva Perón (Esther Goris), resembling the real Evita's last speech
Directed byJuan Carlos Desanzo
Produced byHugo E. Lauría
María de la Paz Marino
Written byJosé Pablo Feinmann
StarringEsther Goris
Víctor Laplace
Music byJosé Luis Castiñeira de Dios
CinematographyJuan Carlos Lenardi
Edited bySergio Zottola
Distributed byLíder Films
David Lamping
Release date
  • 24 October 1996 (1996-10-24)
Running time
114 minutes
BudgetUS$3 million[1]

Eva Perón: The True Story is a 1996 Argentine drama-historical film based on the life of Eva Perón. It was directed by Juan Carlos Desanzo and starred Esther Goris and Víctor Laplace. It was released on 24 October 1996. It was awarded 3 "Cóndor" awards by the Argentine Film Critics Association in 1997. The film was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 69th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2][3]


The movie does not offer a linear interpretation of the full life of Eva Perón. Instead, it focuses on the political disputes during the last year of Eva's life. These disputes involved women's suffrage in Argentina, failed coup attempts against the Peronist government, and Eva's failed bid for the vice presidency. The movie concludes with Eva's death in 1952.

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