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Carmen (I) (1983)

R  |   |  Drama, Music, Romance  |  6 May 1983 (Spain)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Gades ...
Antonio
Laura del Sol ...
Paco de Lucía ...
Paco
Marisol ...
Pepa Flores
Cristina Hoyos ...
Cristina
Juan Antonio Jiménez ...
Juan
José Yepes ...
Pepe Girón
Sebastián Moreno ...
Gómez de Jerez ...
Cantaores
Manolo Sevilla ...
Cantaores
Antonio Solera ...
Guitarristes
Manuel Rodríguez ...
Guitarrista
Lorenzo Virseda ...
Guitarristes
M. Magdalena ...
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La Bronce ...
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Storyline

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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Never before has the art of flamenco dance been so pulsatingly sensual. Or a love so treacherously obsessive. In this explosive interpretation of the classic opera "Carmen", the lines between passionate illusion and real life become intricately entwined. Your senses will be aroused like never before. And never again will you see anything like it. See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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6 May 1983 (Spain)  »

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ESP 103,756,792 (Spain)
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Trivia

The film is a "free adaptation" of two "Carmen" works, Georges Bizet's opera and Prosper Mérimée's novella. See more »

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Version of Operavox: Carmen (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Carmen
Music by Georges Bizet (as Bizet)
Conducted by Thomas Schippers
Performed by Regina Resnik (Carmen), Mario Del Monaco (Don José), Tom Krause (Escamillo)
Courtesy by Decca London St 259 - 8
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You don't need to love opera or flamenco(I don't)to be captured, enraptured, enthralled by this film
1 November 2004 | by (Palm Springs CA) – See all my reviews

This is an amazing film, both for the incredibly energy evoked from the frenetic flamenco dancing, and from the unique way that the filmmakers interweave the story of the stage production with the lives of the characters preparing for it. Spellbinding is the only word I can use to describe the experience. This is not 'Bizet's Carmen' by any usual standard. This is not a usual film by any standard. Every nuanced glance, every stomp of the foot, every piece of the music is intertwined so captivatingly that you can't take your eyes off the screen. You don't need to love opera or flamenco(I don't)to be captured, enraptured, enthralled by this film. Subtle and direct; loud and still; One of, if not the best, movies of it's kind, because there are so few like it.


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