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The last days of legendary opera singer Maria Callas.

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Maria Callas
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Larry Kelly
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Sarah Keller
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Michael
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Marco / Don Jose
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Esteban Gomez
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Scarpia
Jean Dalric ...
Gerard
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Brendan
Anna Lelio ...
Bruna
Alessandro Bertolucci ...
Marcello
Olivier Galfione ...
Thierry
Roberto Sanchez ...
Escamillo
Achille Brugnini ...
Ferruccio
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Eugene
Maria del Mar Rivas ...
Frasquita in "Carmen"
Concha Lopez ...
Mercedes in "Carmen"
Bryan Jardine ...
Businessman in 'Carmen' (as Bryan W. Jardine)
Bill Avery ...
Businessman in 'Carmen'
Sorin Popa ...
Businessman in 'Carmen'
Onochi Seietsu ...
Businessman in 'Carmen' (as Seietsu Onochi)
Ann McElhinney ...
Journalist
Tara Marie Anderson ...
Journalist
Tomi Cristin ...
Journalist
Razvan Popa ...
Journalist
Barry Mulligan ...
Journalist
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Journalist
The Ballets Espagnols ...
La Corrala de la Danza (as Ballet Expañol)
Lucía Real ...
Featured 'Carmen' Dancer
Angel Muñoz ...
Featured 'Carmen' Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
La Corrala de la Danza ...
Ballet Español
Maria Andrei ...
Stewardess (uncredited)
Monalisa Basarab ...
Secretary to the gym (uncredited)
Philippe Nevo ...
Journalist (uncredited)
Ignacio Paurici ...
Ignacio (uncredited)
Gabriela Romanov ...
Bella (uncredited)
Dana Rotaru ...
Secretary (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Franco Zeffirelli

Written by

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Franco Zeffirelli ... (original idea)
 
Martin Sherman ... (scenario) and
Franco Zeffirelli ... (scenario)

Produced by

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Andrei Boncea ... co-producer
Pino Butti ... line producer
Farid Chaouche ... line producer: France
Marco Chimenz ... executive producer
Fabio Conversi ... co-producer
Ricardo García Arrojo ... line producer: Spain
Olivier Granier ... co-producer
Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga ... associate producer
Clive Parsons ... co-producer
Pippo Pisciotto ... associate producer
Francisco Ramos ... co-producer
Giovanni Stabilini ... executive producer
Riccardo Tozzi ... producer
Giovannella Zannoni ... producer

Music by

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Alessio Vlad

Cinematography by

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Ennio Guarnieri ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Sean Barton

Editorial Department

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Claudiu Doaga ... telecine colourist
Alessandra Eberspacher ... post-production assistant
Massimo Gubinelli ... color grader
Carlo La Bella ... color grader
Dan Mitre ... colorist
Nazzareno Neri ... final colorist
Tiberiu Teodorescu ... assistant editor: Romania
Liberata Zocchi ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Ilene Starger
Emma Style

Art Direction by

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Luigi Quintili

Costume Design by

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Anna Anni
Alessandro Lai
Alberto Spiazzi

Makeup Department

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Domnica Bodogan ... assistant hair stylist (as Domnica Sava)
Stefano Ceccarelli ... hair stylist
Lidia Constantin ... hair stylist
Clarisse Domine ... key makeup artist: France
Massimiliano Duranti ... hair stylist (as Massimiliano Durante)
Giorgio Gregorini ... key hair department
Giovanna Iacaponi ... makeup artist
Lidia Ivanov ... hair stylist
Nilo Jacoponi ... supervising makeup artist (as Nilo Iacoponi)
Markos Keyto ... makeup artist
Alfredo Marazzi ... chief makeup artist
Maurizio Nardi ... chief makeup artist
José Quetglás ... makeup artist: Spain
Aldo Signoretti ... supervising hair stylist
Andrea Dardea Tesdall ... makeup artist (as Andreea Dardea)

Production Management

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Simona Batistelli ... unit manager
Pino Butti ... production manager
Maxime Couteret ... assistant unit manager
Matteo De Laurentiis ... post-production supervisor
Simona De Laurentiis ... post-production supervisor
Marco Greco ... production manager
Christophe Guillerault ... assistant unit manager: french unit
Roberto Leone ... unit manager
Gianluca Leurini ... production manager
Valeria Licurgo ... production manager
Jérôme Servant ... unit manager: France
Ada Solomon ... production manager: Romania

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric Bartonio ... first assistant director: France
Serena Canevari ... first assistant director
Gilles Cannatella ... second assistant director
Inti Carboni ... assistant director: Spain
Manuel L. Cañizares ... first assistant director: Spain (as Manuel Cañizares)
Cristian Ciurea ... assistant director: Romania
Marco Gandini ... second assistant director
Pedro Pablo Glez-Madiedo ... second assistant director: Spain
Mario Grasso ... second second assistant director
Nicolas Harvard ... trainee assistant director (as Nicolas Duchemin Harvard)
Óscar Manero ... second assistant director: Spain
Carlo Paramidani ... second assistant director
Alexandre Schmitt ... second assistant director: France

Art Department

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Daniel Alexandru ... sculptor
Gianni Angler ... construction manager (as Giovanni Angler)
Diana Apostol ... art department coordinator
Fabrizio Blanchi ... prop man
Carlos Bodelón ... art director: Spain
Yves Bonhomme ... construction grip: France
Giuseppe Cafagna ... painter (as Cafagna)
Luigi Calvitti ... carpenter
Carlo Centolavigna ... (segment "Carmen") set designer
Bruno Cesari ... artistic director
Roberto Cingolani ... upholsterer
Claudia Cosenza ... assistant art director
Vraciu Eduard Daniel ... draftsman
Silvia Daunis ... assistant art director: Spain
Sebastiano De Caro ... stand-by props
Andrea Di Palma ... assistant production designer
Tommaso Dubla ... scenic painter
Florin Gavrila ... scenic painter
Liviu Marcu ... sculptor
Tamara Marini ... assistant production designer
Maria Miu ... art director: Romania
Ion Molete ... painter
Dan Munteanu ... sculptor
Maurizio Narducci ... set dresser (as Maurizia Narducci)
Vlad Panaitescu ... construction manager: Romania
Adrian Popa ... property master
Francesco Postiglione ... stand-by props
Luigi Sergianni ... construction supervisor
Ivano Todeschi ... scenic painter
Claudio Villa ... prop man

Sound Department

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Nick Alexander ... adr editor
Philip Barnes ... adr editor (as Phil Barnes)
Giorgio Conti ... sound editor
Francesco Cucinelli ... re-recording mixer
Romain de Gueltzl ... second sound assistant
Simon Gibson ... original sound recordist
Peter Lindsay ... sound mixer
Gilberto Martinelli ... sound
Malcolm Rose ... boom operator
Fabio Venturi ... sound engineer
Luca Anzellotti ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Massimo Anzellotti ... foley artist (uncredited)
Gelu Costache ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Tony Dawe ... production sound mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Adrian Popescu ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Claudio Napoli ... visual effects supervisor
Fabrizio Pistone ... digital artist
Gianluca Risita ... visual effects coordinator
Corrado Rizzo ... visual effects
Gian Luca Rizzo ... visual effects producer
Sandra Roach ... digital artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Doru Dumitrescu ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Alessandro Anselmi ... grip
Giancarlo Bachetti ... electrician
Roberto Bianchi ... electrician
Vincenzo Carpineta ... camera operator
Fabian Cevallos ... still photographer
Marco De Leonibus ... electrician
Luca De Santis ... electrician
Silvano Di Cicco ... electrician (as Silvano De Cicco)
Dalila Dulgheriu ... epk camera operator
Viorel Ionita ... electrician: Romania (as Ion Viorel)
Marios Ivascu ... clapper loader
Maurizio Lorenzetti ... focus puller
Marcello Negretti ... key grip
Benoît Pain ... video assistant: Paris
Stefano Paradiso ... Steadicam operator
Valter Pavia ... grip
Roberto Pecci ... grip
Daniele Proietti ... steadicam operator
Francesco Quattrone ... electrician
Ludovic Simeon ... second assistant camera: France
Massimiliano Zenga ... focus puller
Peter Zuffa ... clapper loader
Gheorghe Zvunca ... grip: Romania

Casting Department

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Carol Dermengiu ... casting coordinator: Romania
Catherine Deserbais ... extras casting
Rafael Guadamuro ... extras casting
Gabriela Petre ... extras casting
Andreea Tanasescu ... special extras casting
Janice Wilde ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Antonella Bachini ... wardrobe assistant
Chloe Bartonio ... wardrobe mistress: France (as Chloé Bartonio)
Giorgio Cardosi ... assistant costume designer
Monica Lampazzi ... assistant costume designer
Elsa Masseroni ... wardrobe assistant (as Elisa Masseroni)
Piero Risani ... assistant costume designer
Marzia Sordoni ... wardrobe assistant
Karl Lagerfeld ... costume designer: Fanny Ardant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Pascal Benbrik ... location staff
Miguel Bustamante ... location manager: Spain
Christophe Chauveau ... location scout
Stéphane Floc'h ... location manager: France
Jean-Marie Modet ... location assistant
Valérie Novel ... location scout
Iulian Pana ... location manager: Romania

Music Department

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Piergiorgio Ambrosi ... music consultant
Giorgio Conti ... music editor
Angelo Giovagnoli ... music supervisor
Accademia Musicale Italiana ... score performed by
Eugene Kohn ... music consultant
Claudio Messina ... music producer: RTI Music
Alexandru Petrovici ... pianist
Lula Sarchioni ... music producer: EMI Music
Antonio Sechi ... conductor / music arranger
Paola Vanoni ... music production assistant
Fabio Venturi ... music editor / score mixer

Transportation Department

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Charles Heidet ... action vehicle coordinator
Vincent Servant ... driver: cast

Other crew

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Angela Allen ... script supervisor
Luciano Bacchielli ... assistant: Mr. Zeffirelli
Helene Nielsen Beal ... director of distribution
Marie-Odile Bertot ... production accountant: France
Cosmina Busuioc ... accountant: Romania
El Camborio ... choreographer
Geoffrey Carey ... dialogue coach: Fanny Ardant, France
Carmela Compagnone ... payroll accountant
Raul Cosma ... production assistant
Dennis Davidson ... International publicity
Alberto De Stefani ... production accountant
Maxine De Vere ... accountant: Spain (as Maxine Parker)
Blanche Aurore Duault ... publicist
Danielle Dumanoir ... production coordinator: France
Mathias Farrugia ... subtitler: French
Mariangela Ferrario-Hall ... publicist: International (as Mariaangela Ferrario Hall)
Mabel García ... accountant: Spain
Kate Godfrey ... dialogue coach: Fanny Ardant
Niculae Izabela ... translator
Marco Mattei ... post production accountant / post-production accountant
Sarah Millar ... location accountant
Julian Murray ... assistant accountant
Rizia Ortolani ... production coordinator
Jackie Page ... unit publicist
Firminio Pasquali ... supervising accountant
Giorgia Passarelli ... production coordinator
Gianluca Pignatelli ... publicist: Italy
Rita Pontone ... secretary: Mr. Zeffirelli
Alberto Poveda ... assistant to location manager
Stefano Priori ... financial controller
Della Ragione-Garofalo ... legal services: Studio Degli Avvocati
Vincent Riotta ... dialogue coach
Eugene Rizzo ... unit publicist
Alexandra Schamis ... publicist: France
Patrizia Serantoni ... assistant: Mr.Zannoni
Val Sunderland ... location accountant
Erzsébet Tamás ... production assistant
Iuliana Tarnovetchi ... production coordinator: Romania (as Iuliana Stefan)
Ana Maria Telega ... assistant production coordinator: Romania
Iulian Timofte ... runner
Giorgio Tregnaghi ... production accountant

Thanks

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Karl Lagerfeld ... very special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 1977, Maria Callas, the most famous diva in the world, lives confined in her Paris apartment. Larry Kelly, a producer friend, offers her to sing "Carmen" in a televised concert. Unfortunately Maria's voice, tired and worn by years and strain, is not what it used to be. Larry knows the way around the problem : a technical stratagem will create the illusion. Maria, disregarding her friend Sarah's warning, agrees with the idea and the show is a tremendous success. With that in mind, Larry now considers a new version of "Tosca". But this time, Maria objects to the subterfuge. Her decision will mark the beginning of the end for the legendary singer. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As
  • Ikuisesti Callas (Finland)
  • Wieczna Callas (Poland)
  • Kallas gia panta (Greece)
  • Каллас навсегда (Russia)
  • Legenda Kalas (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend Italy EUR338,565, 22 Sep 2002

Did You Know?

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Trivia The plot of Callas making a film of "Carmen" is totally fictitious. See more »
Goofs The film is set in 1977, however extras are seen wearing modern (2001/2) clothes and modern cars are seen in the background. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Change of Plans (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Un bel dì vedremo See more »

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