A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.

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Cast

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Carmen (as Julia Migenes-Johnson)
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Faith Esham ...
François Le Roux ...
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Susan Daniel ...
Lillian Watson ...
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Gérard Garino ...
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Accursio Di Leo ...
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Maria Campano ...
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Cristina Hoyos ...
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Juan Antonio Jiménez ...
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A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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14 March 1984 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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The re-release in Spain was only in 3 theaters: in Madrid (Conde Duque, Verdi) and Barcelona (Verdi). Was only projected 1 day in subtitled version. See more »

Goofs

Some of the castle and arena scenes seem to have had the top of the structure removed. What remains is a blurry black shadow at the top of the structures. See more »

Quotes

all the men: [all the men] Carmen! At your feet we follow you! Carmen! At your feet, we beg of you! Be nice, and tell us the day you will love us! Carmen, tell us the day that you will love us!
Carmen: [singing in an amazed tone of voice] "The day that I will love you"? My word! I don't know!
[turns saucy, then sultry]
Carmen: Maybe never!... mm, maybe tomorrow...
[then mockingly]
Carmen: ... But NOT today! That's for sure!
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Connections

Version of Carmen Jones (1954) See more »

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Excellent performances and awesome filming
30 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Julia M-G is amazing! Despite not being the most physically stunning of women, she radiates such fire that you cannot help but see how every man she walks by falls in love with her version of Carmen. Placido Domingo, of course, is superb (and it's cool to see him when he was young and relatively slender). The movie is shot beautifully, on location in Spain, and the little details of the setting add to the pleasure of watching this wonderful film. I'll admit up front that I'm not a real opera connoisseur. In fact, there are not that many operas I really like. This movie is pretty much the entire reason I started enjoying opera at all, and it has become for me the standard against which I judge all renditions of Carmen. Obviously, most Americans won't like this movie, but then again, it wasn't made for them.


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