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Karmen Gei (2001)

Karmen Geï (original title)
Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Djeïnaba Diop Gaï ...
Karmen Geï
Magaye Niang ...
Lamine Diop
Stephanie Biddle ...
Prison Gov. Angelique
Thierno Ndiaye Doss ...
Old Samba (as Thierno Ndiaye Dos)
Dieynaba Niang ...
Ma Penda
El Hadg Ndiaye ...
Massigi
Aïssatou Diop ...
Majiguene
Widemir Normil ...
Superintendent
Yandé Codou Sène ...
Beach singer
Massamba Madieye ...
Mansour
Ibrahima Mbaye ...
Sidar
Coly Mbaye ...
Inspector Tall
Abasse Wade ...
Calki
Ibrahima Khalil Paye ...
Policeman Laye
Patricia Gomis ...
Marie-Madeleine
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Like every Carmen, Karmen Geï is about the conflict between infinite desire for freedom and the laws, conventions, languages, the human limitations which constrain that desire.

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CAD 4,500,000 (estimated)
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Carmen, this is not!
11 April 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

For a film made in Senegal, based, I guess loosely on Carmen, the book, by Prosper Merimee, this film doesn't achieve a mere resemblance of the story that has been made famous as an opera and as other films.

Ms. Gai as the Karmen of the title is very good to look at. Her fiery dancing smolders the screen, as is the case with her torrid love scene at the beginning of the film.

This is a Karmen that aims to please to all genders, but a real Carmen, she is not!

We would like to see Ms. Gai in other films in which her talent is better used than here.


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