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Release Date:
1 April 2005 (Greece) See more »
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Plot:
A version of Georges Bizet's Carmen, set in a modern-day South African township. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A magnificent interpretation! See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Pauline Malefane ... Carmen
Andile Tshoni ... Jongikhaya
Lungelwa Blou ... Nomakhaya
Zweilungile Sidloyi ... Lulamile Nkomo (as Zorro Sidloyi)
Andries Mbali ... Bra Nkomo
Zamile Gantana ... Captain Gantana
Andiswa Kedama ... Amanda
Ruby Mthethwa ... Pinki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ross Garland ... Policeman
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Directed by
Mark Dornford-May 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Dornford-May 
Ludovic Halévy  opera libretto "Carmen"
Andiswa Kedama 
Pauline Malefane 
Henri Meilhac  opera libretto "Carmen"
Prosper Mérimée  novella (uncredited)

Produced by
Mark Dornford-May .... producer
Lucinda Englehart .... associate producer
Ross Garland .... executive producer
Ross Garland .... producer
Niki Hall-Jones .... line producer
Tanya Wagner .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Giulio Biccari 
 
Film Editing by
Ronelle Loots 
 
Production Design by
Craig Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Jessica Dornford-May 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dagogo .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Randy Crabb .... production manager
Nicci Van Niekerk .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claire Letoret .... first assistant director
Trish Wylie .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Henry Louw .... property master
 
Sound Department
Carmen Borgia .... sound re-recording mixer
Barry Donnelly .... dialogue editor
Barry Donnelly .... sound designer
Barry Donnelly .... sound editor
Barry Donnelly .... sound effects editor
Simon Rice .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sarel Eloff .... additional cinematographer
Kenny Fisher .... chief lighting technician
Guy Hodgen .... first assistant camera
Justin Youens .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leonie Roberts .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Nerissa Black .... post-production coordinator
Catherine Pantazopoulos .... colorist
Jonene van Zyl .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Charles Hazlewood .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Peter Ndifon .... unit transport manager
 
Other crew
Ozren K. Glaser .... production coordinator
Sharifa Ismail .... accountant
Joel Mthethwa .... choreographer
Rob Muir .... title designer: opening titles
J.C. Smuts .... production coordinator
Neil Stuart .... title designer
Ria Van Heerden .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"U-Carmen" - South Africa (English title) (DVD title)
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Runtime:
Germany:120 min | USA:122 min
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud)

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Movie Connections:
Version of Pride and Vengeance (1967)See more »
Soundtrack:
CarmenSee more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A magnificent interpretation!, 16 May 2005
Author: God-12 from Slovenia

Carmen is one of the best known and widely loved of all operas. Some see opera as a rather distant and high-brow entertainment. This film is quite a different experience! The singing is sublime, the acting dramatic and filled with energy and enthusiasm. The location is grim and poor whilst brimming with life.

I look forward to the DVD where it would be possible to turn off the subtitles - they are well done, but it would be nice to watch it a second time without their intrusion.

It is remarkable how Xhosa lends itself to operatic singing - particularly with such gifted opera singers.

I'd recommend it to anybody who loves music, enjoys a spectacle or is interested in South Africa - well, Cape Town, or a part of Cape Town, at any rate!

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