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Carmen (1984)

PG | | Drama, Music | 14 March 1984 (France)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Carmen (as Julia Migenes-Johnson)
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Faith Esham ...
François Le Roux ...
John-Paul Bogart ...
Susan Daniel ...
Lillian Watson ...
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Gérard Garino ...
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Accursio Di Leo ...
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Maria Campano ...
Manuelita
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Juan Antonio Jiménez ...
Dancer
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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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Drama | Music

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14 March 1984 (France)  »

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Bizet's Carmen  »

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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

The story is supposed to take place in the 1820's. The rifles the smugglers use are lever action repeating rifles, first introduced in the 1870's. The pistols they banish appear to be modern percussion cap guns first introduced in Italy in 1833. Colt patented his design in 1835. 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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Great, just great!
31 December 2002 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Musically, dramatically and operatically excellent. The leads indeed exhibit a chemistry that is hard to resist. Julia Migenes, in addition to her wonderful voice, is completely irrestible as Carmen. What fun it would have been to have seen this cast in a similar production live at the Paris Opera!


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