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Carmen (1984)

A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.


Francesco Rosi


Henri Meilhac (libretto), Ludovic Halévy (libretto) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Migenes ... Carmen (as Julia Migenes-Johnson)
Plácido Domingo ... Don José
Ruggero Raimondi ... Escamillo
Faith Esham Faith Esham ... Micaëla
François Le Roux François Le Roux ... Moralès
John-Paul Bogart John-Paul Bogart ... Zuñiga
Susan Daniel Susan Daniel ... Mercédès
Lillian Watson Lillian Watson ... Frasquita
Jean-Philippe Lafont ... Dancaïre
Gérard Garino Gérard Garino ... Remendado
Julien Guiomar ... Lillas Pastia
Accursio Di Leo Accursio Di Leo ... Guide
Maria Campano Maria Campano ... Manuelita
Cristina Hoyos ... Dancer
Juan Antonio Jiménez Juan Antonio Jiménez ... Dancer


A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Drama | Music | Romance


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The re-release in Spain was only in 3 theaters: in Madrid (Conde Duque, Verdi) and Barcelona (Verdi). Was only projected 1 day in subtitled version. See more »


Some of the castle and arena scenes seem to have had the top of the structure removed. What remains is a blurry black shadow at the top of the structures. See more »


all the men: [all the men] Carmen! At your feet we follow you! Carmen! At your feet, we beg of you! Be nice, and tell us the day you will love us! Carmen, tell us the day that you will love us!
Carmen: [singing in an amazed tone of voice] "The day that I will love you"? My word! I don't know!
[turns saucy, then sultry]
Carmen: Maybe never!... mm, maybe tomorrow...
[then mockingly]
Carmen: ... But NOT today! That's for sure!
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Great, just great!
31 December 2002 | by maurylanSee all my reviews

Musically, dramatically and operatically excellent. The leads indeed exhibit a chemistry that is hard to resist. Julia Migenes, in addition to her wonderful voice, is completely irrestible as Carmen. What fun it would have been to have seen this cast in a similar production live at the Paris Opera!

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Release Date:

14 March 1984 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bizet's Carmen See more »

Filming Locations:

Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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