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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 »

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Carlos Saura

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

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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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One of three films with the name "Carmen" in the title which were released around 1983-1984. The other two films were Francesco Rosi's Carmen (1984) and Jean-Luc Godard's First Name: Carmen (1983). See more »

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Version of Kokkino-mavro Carmen (1987) See more »

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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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Passion and Jealousy
25 July 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

While rehearing Carmen of Bizet, the middle-aged choreographer Antonio (Antonio Gades) brings the sexy Carmen (Laura del Sol) to perform the lead role. Antonio falls in love for Carmen, who is an independent and seductive woman incapable to accept a possessive love. When Carmen has an affair with another dancer, Antonio is consumed by his jealousy like D. José in the original opera, entwining fiction with reality.

"Carmen" is another great movie of Carlos Saura's trilogy dedicated to the Flamenco dance. The dramatic love story is developed with the lives of the artists entwined with the characters they are rehearsing, and many times is not absolutely clear whether what is happening is reality (with the dancers) or fiction (of the play). Paco de Lucia is another attraction of this original version of the famous Bizet's opera, which is based on the novel of Prosper Mérimée. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Carmen"


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