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Director:
Writers:
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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Stick to the stage version See more (8 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Other crew
Christine Reitsamer .... location manager
 

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Version of La Bohème (1982) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Stick to the stage version, 24 December 2009
Author: benjweil from New York, NY

I was excited to watch this film on PBS after an early holiday dinner. It certainly didn't get off to a good start, with the young Bohemian roommates overacting and over-singing, about nothing at all. Apparently, director Robert Dornhelm had no idea how to play that down. Or else he didn't bother; I don't know. Rolando Villazón should have been encouraged to start off in a more subtle way, with less volume and less mugging. And the makeup artists surely could have done something to make him appear less lugubrious.

It was disappointing to see Anna Netrebko, a riveting actress and singer, so ill-used. Again, there must have been some way to make her appear both more attractive and more interesting; on stage, she is gorgeous and completely unique. The split-screen technique made no sense and added nothing to the drama, while scenes that featured people singing off-screen were confusing and boring.

I'm sure this is not entirely the director's fault. Grand opera fares best on the stage, and often appears stiff and overblown in film versions. Probably the best idea would simply have been to film the singers performing on stage in front of an audience. We would have gotten the benefit of verisimilitude, and the dramatic gestures and heroic singing that opera demands would have seemed much more fitting.

Oh, well!

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