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Carmen (1983)

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Antonio
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Paco de Lucía ...
Paco
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Pepa Flores
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Cristina
Juan Antonio Jiménez ...
Juan
José Yepes ...
Pepe Girón
Sebastián Moreno ...
Gómez de Jerez ...
Cantaores
Manolo Sevilla ...
Cantaores
Antonio Solera ...
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Manuel Rodríguez ...
Guitarrista
Lorenzo Virseda ...
Guitarristes
M. Magdalena ...
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La Bronce ...
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A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then turns similar to the play. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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He was looking for the perfect girl to dance Carmen, when he found her she was a little too perfect. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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6 May 1983 (Spain)  »

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Кармен  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Publicity for this picture stated: "In our Carmen we have incorporated the dance and music of Spain as a form of living expression parallel to the music of the Opera, submerging ourselves in this mythical character who leads us inexorably through love and jealousy to tragedy". See more »

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Version of Pride and Vengeance (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

El gato montès
Music by Manuel Penella
Arranged by Paco Cepero
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Anda jaleo
6 August 2000 | by (Samara, Russia) – See all my reviews

Carmen is one of the best films I've ever seen. It's hard to say whose performance is best: Antonio Gades, Cristina Hoyos and Laura del Sol are superb.They dance their souls out. It's a beautiful tale of inseparability of life and myth; myth penetrates everyday life. Dance becomes life and entire life is danced out. Real people at one and the same time live their own lives and become somebody else, act out the parts of lovers of old. The magic is continuing.


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