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Director:
Writers:
Luigi Illica (libretto) &
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Release Date:
14 November 2001 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Benoit Jacquot reinvents the way we view opera in this magnificent production of Puccini's story of Tosca's love for the painter Cavaradossi and the intervention of Scarpia. | Add synopsis »
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Out opera star Patricia Racette talks being a "Diva on Detour"
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Review: Tosca (Opera at the Cinema)
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Cast

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Directed by
Benoît Jacquot 
 
Writing credits
Luigi Illica (libretto) &
Giuseppe Giacosa (libretto)

Victorien Sardou (play "La Tosca")

Produced by
Douglas Cummins .... co-producer
Alfred Hürmer .... co-producer
Dagmar Jacobsen .... co-producer
Jean-Pierre Saire .... executive producer
Lévon Sayan .... associate producer
Frédéric Sichler .... co-producer
Patrizia Tallarico .... line producer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer
Alessandro Verdecchi .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Romain Winding 
 
Film Editing by
Luc Barnier 
 
Production Design by
Sylvain Chauvelot 
 
Set Decoration by
Joël Lavrut 
 
Costume Design by
Christian Gasc 
 
Makeup Department
Joëlle Dominique .... key hair stylist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pascale Hornus .... post-production supervisor
Anne Lessnick .... production manager
Nino Rissotti .... unit manager
Emily Zinth de Kentzingen .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fernandino Ceriani .... assistant director: Rome
Raphaël Chevènement .... assistant director
Corinne Le Hong .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Isabelle Partiot .... artistic coordinator
Volker Schäfer .... studio coordinator
 
Sound Department
Pascal Chauvin .... foley and sound designer
William Flageollet .... sound re-recording mixer
Olivier Goinard .... supervising sound editor
François-Joseph Hors .... sound recordist
Johannes Malfatti .... sound assistant
Nicolas Moreau .... sound editor
Pierre Picq .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Wolfgang Jäger .... special effects
Benjamin Kotter .... special effects
Ralph Salis .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Luc Augereau .... visual effects producer
Arnaud Fouquet .... digital artist
Aurélien Vernhes-Lermusiaux .... trainee: visual effects unit
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rossi Handsley .... key grip
Rafael Jeneral .... video operator
Philippe Lardon .... camera operator
Stephan Rother .... gaffer
Sébastien Tran .... second assistant camera
Isabelle Weingarten .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Burkhard Eick .... casting: extras and bit parts
Delia Eick .... casting: extras and bit parts
Carmen Senz .... casting: bit parts and extras
Carmen Senz .... extras casting
Stephan Senz .... casting: bit parts and extras
Stephan Senz .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laurence Guindollet .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Caroline Dulac .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Pamela Bullock .... assistant conductor
Nicoletta Conti .... assistant conductor
Terry Edwards .... chorus director
William Flageollet .... music mixer
Sam Okell .... assistant music editor
Jon Olive .... music editing technical consultant
Antonio Pappano .... musical director
Giacomo Puccini .... music by
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
The Tiffin Boys' Choir .... musician
Simon Toyne .... choir director
 
Other crew
Dominique Bandet .... production secretary
Geneviève Dufour .... script supervisor
Petra Gösling .... production administrator
Marie-Noëlle Hauville .... production administrator
 
Thanks
Tosca Toscan du Plantier .... dedicatee (as Tosca)
 

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126 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-7 | France:U | Germany:6 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud)

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Version of The Story of Tosca (1941)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
More involving than most stage performances, 16 July 2002
Author: saint999 from New York

Tosca is more involving in this film version than in most stage performances. That is astounding. Usually, close-ups of opera performances spoil the effect of the music. The acting and looks of most singers detract from their musical performance. Also, melodrama is out and out funny when it's filmed realistically. But in this film the three leads are fine actors and look their parts. Gheorghiu is physically a magnificent diva. It helps that the lip-synching stops at times. For example Tosca and Caravadossi embrace and kiss while the singing continues, as if in their thoughts. They look right and it sounds right. Black and white video of the taping is occasionally intercut with the full color performance. This is jarring but adds to the magic of the final performance, which seemss effortless. Instead of filming the opera realistically the scenes are made theatrical and larger than life by using impressionistic backgrounds. It feels like a stage performance - only you can see everything perfectly. Wonderful! The film makes me want to hear the opera again. The sound system at the movie theater was no substitute for the real thing or for a CD. But I know that the images from this movie will flash up next time I listen.

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