Even The Rain (2010) – By Brian Morton

As I get older, I find that I like movies based on historic events. Not that you should take them as history, but it’s a nice way to introduce yourself to parts of history that you might never have heard of otherwise, and then you can dig and find out the real story behind the dramatized events of the movie. Well, that’s how you’ll feel after watching Even The Rain.

This is a story about a movie being made in Bolivia about Christopher Columbus’ conquest of the natives. But the whole story is set against the backdrop of an uprising by the people of Bolivia against outsiders who are buying up water rights and making water a hard to get resource in the country. As the movie tells about the story about outsiders taking advantage and enslaving the natives, the actual natives are rising up against oppressors of their own…making the point that, even 500 years later, the effects of the conquest of parts of South America by Spain are still felt!

Being a Spanish movie, you’re going to have to put up with subtitles, but this movie is worth it. The story starts slowly, but draws you in, the acting is amazing and the story will have you searching for more info about both historic incidents. I’m giving Even The Rain 4 out of 4 cigars, it’s one of those movies that will make you think and feel a bit better about society! Head over to http://www.image-entertainment.com and grab a copy for yourself!