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Tosca -- 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.


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14 November 2001 (France) See more »
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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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
Richard Deusy .... colorist
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
Tosca Toscan du Plantier .... dedicatee (as Tosca)

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

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Amazing, if different, film direction, 6 October 2008
Author: teafico from United States

Many people seem to hate the style this film took - blending the black and white behind-the-scenes shots of the actors and actresses recording, along with the casually-dressed orchestra itself - in with the gorgeous sets the actual "production" takes place on, but I myself loved it. It took a completely different aspect on my favorite opera and made it more down-to-earth. However, the grainy outside footage was horrendous, and the only thing I have to complain on about this movie.

Angela Gheorghiu's singing was absolutely top-notch, as was a fantastically evil Scarpia. All the singers played their parts marvelously, and led to a very believable performance "on stage." This is personally my favorite production of Tosca, and with the movie's direction, led to a beautiful behind-the-scenes view of the faces behind the faces that work together to create an opera's production itself! Highly recommended from me.

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