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Carmen (1983)

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then ... See full summary »

Director:

Carlos Saura

Writers:

Prosper Mérimée (novel) (as Mérimée), Carlos Saura (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Gades ... Antonio
Laura del Sol ... Carmen
Paco de Lucía Paco de Lucía ... Paco
Marisol ... Pepa Flores
Cristina Hoyos ... Cristina
Juan Antonio Jiménez Juan Antonio Jiménez ... Juan
José Yepes José Yepes ... Pepe Girón
Sebastián Moreno Sebastián Moreno ... Escamillo
Gómez de Jerez Gómez de Jerez ... Cantaores
Manolo Sevilla Manolo Sevilla ... Cantaores
Antonio Solera Antonio Solera ... Guitarristes
Manuel Rodríguez Manuel Rodríguez ... Guitarrista
Lorenzo Virseda Lorenzo Virseda ... Guitarristes
M. Magdalena M. Magdalena ... Artistas invitados
La Bronce La Bronce ... Artistas invitados
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Storyline

A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio (the coreographer) falls in love with Carmen (the main dancer). Their story then turns similar to the play. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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They're dancing a fine line between fantasy and reality. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

6 May 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Кармен See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Publicity for this picture stated: "In our Carmen we have incorporated the dance and music of Spain as a form of living expression parallel to the music of the Opera, submerging ourselves in this mythical character who leads us inexorably through love and jealousy to tragedy". See more »

Connections

Version of Karmen (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Carmen
Music by Georges Bizet
Conducted by Thomas Schippers
Performed by Regina Resnik (Carmen), Mario Del Monaco (Don José), Tom Krause (Escamillo)
Courtesy by Decca London St 259 - 8
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A Brilliant, All-time Favorite
24 September 2005 | by stevenfainSee all my reviews

The movie within the movie - a concept done many times in the history of cinema. It is accomplished here as well as in any.

If you love Carmen, you'll love this version.

If you love flamenco, you'll love this version.

The plot of the classic opera is played out in the actual rehearsal of the opera by a flamenco troupe. The music is authentic. The direction wonderful.

If you like dancing, you'll love this version.

There is tragedy. There is passion. There is intrigue.

There is...

Carmen.


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