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La Bohème
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Director:
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Giuseppe Giacosa (libretto)
Luigi Illica (libretto)
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17 October 2008 (Austria) See more »
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The opera "La Bohème" is about the tragic love story of Mimí and Rodolfo, set in Paris in the year 1830. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Robert Dornhelm 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Giuseppe Giacosa  libretto
Luigi Illica  libretto
Henri Murger  novel "Scènes de la vie de Bohème"

Produced by
Oliver Auspitz .... producer
Andreas Kamm .... producer
Jan Mojto .... producer
Kurt J. Mrkwicka .... producer
Christian Wolf .... line producer
 
Cinematography by
Walter Kindler 
 
Film Editing by
Klaus Hundsbichler 
Ingrid Koller 
 
Production Design by
Florian Reichmann 
 
Costume Design by
Ulrike Fessler  (as Uli Fessler)
 
Makeup Department
Claudia Herold .... makeup artist
Christian A. Kahrer .... make-up and hair
Sophie Elisabeth Palme .... makeup artist
Adolf Uhrmacher .... makeup artist
Hannelore Uhrmacher .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Christian Wolf .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manuel Bräuer .... third assistant director
Irene Iversen .... first assistant director
David Wagner .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Enzo Enzel .... painter
Werner Otto .... property master
Ferdinand Prinz .... construction manager
Katharina Lichtenberg .... third assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernhard Maisch .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Schmidt-Gentner .... sound
Andreas Schneider .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Nikolai Blagoev .... visual effects artist
Fritz Dorfner .... visual effects artist
Raffael Leb .... visual effects producer
Günter Nikodim .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephan Biebl .... camera operator
Petro Domenigg .... still photographer
Caroline Heider .... first assistant camera
Erwin Lanzensberger .... camera operator
Stephan Mussil .... camera operator
Felix Striegel .... second assistant camera
Richard Wagner .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Andrea Dittler .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Reinhard Feichtinger .... digital cinema mastering (USA) (English subtitled)
Willi Willinger .... colorist
 
Music Department
Giacomo Puccini .... music by
 
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Christine Reitsamer .... location manager
 

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Your tiny lips are frozen, 27 January 2010
Author: Gyran from Birmingham, England

I expected to hate this because I can't stand dubbed opera but, to my surprise, I found that I loved it. Considerable trouble seems to have been taken with the lip synching and Rolando Villazón in particular really looks as though he is singing rather than just opening and closing his mouth in time to the music. So what this film lacks in operatic authenticity it makes up for in dramatic impact. Villazón has an impressive dramatic range with a very mobile face, OK so sometimes he looks like Mr Bean. Anna Netrebko does not have to do much more than look lovely and sing divinely, two things that she does supremely well. Nicole Cabell is a scream as Musetta and almost outglams La Netrebko. I was going to say that Schaunard, Marcello and Colline are well sung and well acted but, checking the credits, I see that they are performed by three on-screen actors miming to the singers' voices. That probably explains why I thought that the lip-synching was not so good in those roles.

There is just enough opening up of the action. We see Mimi right at the beginning in her room listening with interest to the antics of the four artists. We also see her cross the landing and deliberately blow out her candle before knocking on Rodofo's door. Most surprisingly, we see Mimi and Rodolfo pause on the way to the Café Momus to go to her room and consummate their relationship.

Such a splendid production makes you wonder why they did not do it this way and also record the sound live. The technology is available these days. I suppose it was a question of priorities with the first priority being to make a perfect CD with the film being a subsidiary aim.

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