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

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

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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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The picture was nominated for the Best Foreign Film in a number of award systems including the Cesars (French Oscars), the Golden Globes and the Oscars (Academy Awards) but did not win any of these but was successful in winning the BAFTA for Best Foreign Film. See more »

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Version of Neco z Carmen (1991) See more »

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Deja de llorar
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wonderful, passionate film
3 October 2005 | by bogyo-3See all my reviews

This is a wonderful film! Full of passion, music and drama. It follows the story of the opera of the same name. Even Carmen-haters will agree that this is a version that overcomes the boredom bred of familiarity and infuses new life into this overproduced work.

The setting is a flamenco school in Spain, and the search is on for the star of a production of a flamenco Carmen. The director finds, and then falls in love with his new leading lady. The complications arise from there, from some unhappiness on the part of the best dancer in the troupe who feels she should be the star and not the newcomer, and from the storyline of the opera.

The director of the film is the real-life director of one of the most famous dance schools in Spain, and the dancers, except for the character of Carmen, are members of the school.

The dancing is exciting and dangerous, the story, though very familiar, attains fresh vigor in the new setting, and is altogether one of the best films of the eighties.


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