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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Marisol ...
Pepa Flores
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Cristina
Juan Antonio Jiménez ...
Juan
José Yepes ...
Pepe Girón
Sebastián Moreno ...
Gómez de Jerez ...
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Manolo Sevilla ...
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Antonio Solera ...
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Manuel Rodríguez ...
Guitarrista
Lorenzo Virseda ...
Guitarristes
M. Magdalena ...
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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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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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The film was made and released about 109 years after is source opera of the same name by Georges Bizet had been first performed around 1874-1875. See more »

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Version of Carmen (2004) See more »

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Deja de llorar
Written by Paco Cepero
Performed by Marisol
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wonderful, passionate film
3 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film! Full of passion, music and drama. It follows the story of the opera of the same name. Even Carmen-haters will agree that this is a version that overcomes the boredom bred of familiarity and infuses new life into this overproduced work.

The setting is a flamenco school in Spain, and the search is on for the star of a production of a flamenco Carmen. The director finds, and then falls in love with his new leading lady. The complications arise from there, from some unhappiness on the part of the best dancer in the troupe who feels she should be the star and not the newcomer, and from the storyline of the opera.

The director of the film is the real-life director of one of the most famous dance schools in Spain, and the dancers, except for the character of Carmen, are members of the school.

The dancing is exciting and dangerous, the story, though very familiar, attains fresh vigor in the new setting, and is altogether one of the best films of the eighties.


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