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9 March 1988 (France) See more »
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Directed by
Luigi Comencini 
Writing credits
Giuseppe Giacosa (libretto) uncredited and
Luigi Illica (libretto) uncredited

Henri Murger (novel "Scènes de la vie de Bohème") uncredited

Produced by
Claude Abeille .... producer
Massimo Patrizi .... producer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... presents
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer
Cinematography by
Armando Nannuzzi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sergio Buzi 
Reine Wekstein 
Casting by
Catherine Chambelland 
Production Design by
Paola Comencini 
Costume Design by
Carolina Ferrara 
Production Management
Jean-Claude Bourlat .... production manager
Luigi Patrizi .... production manager
Catherine Pierrat .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frédéric Auburtin .... second assistant director
Caterina Barenghi .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Thierry Doerflinger .... plasterer
Guy Monbillard .... props
Sound Department
Jean-Michel Bernot .... sound assistant: Radio France
Solène Chevassus .... sound assistant: Radio France
Guy Level .... sound
Jean-Michel Sire .... sound assistant: Radio France
Special Effects by
Franco Ragusa .... special effects
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Valérie Blier .... still photographer
Stéphane Fontaine .... clapper loader
Yves Rodallec .... camera operator
Music Department
Jean-Michel Bernot .... music editor
James Conlon .... conductor
Alain Duchemin .... music recording engineer: Radio France
Martin Engström .... music session coordinator (as Martin Engstroem)
Michel Glotz .... music recording supervisor
Michel Lassère de Rozel .... chorus master: Children choir
Leone Magiera .... vocal coach
Orchestre national de France .... orchestra (as Orchestra Nazionale di Francia)
Giacomo Puccini .... music by
Choeur de Radio France .... chorus (as Coro di Radio France)
Michel Tranchant .... chorus master
Daniel Zalay .... music assistant
Daniel Zalay .... music editor
Les Enfants de la Maîtrise de Radio-France .... chorus (uncredited)
Other crew
Danielle Dumanoir .... production coordinator
Marie-Noëlle Hauville .... production accountant
Roberto Leone .... production secretary
Isabelle Partiot .... production secretary
Isabelle Pesqué .... production secretary
Adriano Sinivia .... choreographer
David Toscan du Plantier .... production secretary
Daniel Zyngier .... production secretary
Massimo Patrizi .... dedicatee

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106 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Version of La Bohème (1982) (TV)See more »


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An effective La Boheme, but also overlooked, 18 July 2011
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

La Boheme is one of my all-time favourite operas, it has sublime music, compelling characters and a heartbreaking story. This La Boheme is very effective, however it is also sadly overlooked. I grew up with the 1988 production with Pavarotti and Freni and I love the 1965 one with Freni and Gianni Raimondi and the 1982 production with Stratas and Carreras. That said, this is still wonderful.

The costumes, photography and settings are beautiful to look at, and the orchestra and conducting are wonderfully genteel. The performances are terrific, Luca Canonici is a more than credible Rodolfo, and Jose Carreras' singing is superb. Barbara Hendricks is a suitably moving Mimi, Angela Maria Blasi is a sheer delight as Musetta(Quando M'en Vo is beautifully and wittily sung) and Gino Quilico is wholly convincing as Marcello with a fine voice and great style.

All in all, very effective and not one to be as overlooked as I feel it is. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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