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Prénom Carmen
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Writers:
Anne-Marie Miéville (scenario)
Anne-Marie Miéville (adaptation)
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Release Date:
11 January 1984 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Why Does Cinema Exist? See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Maruschka Detmers ... Carmen X
Jacques Bonnaffé ... Joseph Bonnaffé
Myriem Roussel ... Claire
Christophe Odent ... Le chef
Pierre-Alain Chapuis
Bertrand Liebert ... Le garde du corps
Alain Bastien-Thiry ... Le valet du grand hôtel (as Alain Bastien)

Hippolyte Girardot ... Fred (as Hyppolite Girardot)
Odile Roire
Valérie Dréville ... La nourrice / Wet nurse
Christine Pignet
Jean-Michel Denis
Jacques Villeret ... L'homme qui mange des yaourts dans les toilettes de la station-service / Man eating jam
Jacques Prat ... Violon (as Quatuor Prat)
Laurent Dangalec ... Violon (as Quatuor Prat)
Bruno Pasquier ... Alto (as Quatuor Prat)
Michel Strauss ... Violoncelle (as Quatuor Prat)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eloïse Beaune ... Eloïse (uncredited)
Sacha Briquet ... Cameo appearance (uncredited)

Jean-Luc Godard ... Oncle Jeannot (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Mocky ... Le malade qui crie 'Y a-t-il un Français dans la salle?' (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
 
Writing credits
Anne-Marie Miéville (scenario)

Anne-Marie Miéville (adaptation)

Produced by
Alain Sarde .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Raoul Coutard 
Jean-Bernard Menoud 
 
Film Editing by
Fabienne Alvarez-Giro  (as Fabienne Alvarez)
Suzanne Lang-Willar 
 
Costume Design by
Renée Renard 
 
Makeup Department
Laurence Azouvy .... makeup artist
Catherine Crassac .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Bernard Bouix .... production manager
Eric Dussart .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Debuisne .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
François Musy .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gérard Delayat .... key grip
Jean Garcenot .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hélène Robin .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Adeline Yoyotte .... assistant editor (as Adeline Yoyotte-Husson)
 
Other crew
Bruno Affret .... technician
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Prénom Carmen" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
During the shoot-out at the Café de la Paix (the luxurious restaurant of the Grand Hotel Intercontinental), an undisturbed man is reading a large book, holding it so that the cover is shown prominently, several times: 'Nouveau Guide des Paradis Fiscaux', published in 1982, and written by a specialist on Swiss banking. Godard's tongue-in-cheek political comment (in a French-Swiss co-production) may escape some viewers, though.See more »
Quotes:
Oncle Jeannot:I know that if I stuffed my thumb into your ass while you counted to 33 C,D,E,F,G- I would get a fever.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
String Quartet n. 14 op. 131See more »

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24 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Why Does Cinema Exist?, 25 March 2004
Author: Chris Bright from London

I've seen this once, which isn't really enough, but I found it the most sheerly enjoyable of Godard's later works.

A kaleidescopic updating and deconstruction of the "Carmen" story, it's "Carmen", it's "Last Tango in Paris", it's a girl and a gun, it's the Keystone Kops, it gives us Godard as randy old pervert and it's informed throughout by Beethoven's beautiful late string quartets, which this film made me start listening to. It's also screamingly funny.

I will admit to understanding about a tenth of this and Godard's later work is so personal that it's probably futile to hope that everything will become clear, but I shall see this again as soon as I get the chance. Hal Hartley (and Tarantino) eat your heart out....

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