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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

He was looking for the perfect girl to dance Carmen, when he found her she was a little too perfect. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 May 1983 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Кармен See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film is the second part of Carlos Saura's "Flamenco Trilogy". The first was Blood Wedding (1981) whilst the third was El amor brujo (1986). See more »

Connections

Version of Carmen (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

El gato montès
Music by Manuel Penella
Arranged by Paco Cepero
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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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