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Carmen (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 3 October 2003 (Spain)
Based on the novel by Prosper Merimee, CARMEN is the classic tale of forbidden passion between a young man (Leonardo Sbaraglia) and a spoken-for woman, Carmen (Paz Vega). It is told in ... See full summary »

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Vicente Aranda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paz Vega ... Carmen
Leonardo Sbaraglia ... José
Antonio Dechent ... Tuerto
Joan Crosas Joan Crosas ... Dancaire
Jay Benedict ... Próspero
Joe Mackay Joe Mackay ... Teniente
Josep Linuesa ... Lucas
Julio Vélez Julio Vélez ... Señorito
Emilio Linder Emilio Linder ... Aristóteles
Miguel Ángel Valcárcel Miguel Ángel Valcárcel ... Juanele
Simon Shepherd ... Magistrado
Ismael Martínez Ismael Martínez ... Antonio
Ginés García Millán ... Tempranillo
Susi Sánchez ... Blanca
María Botto ... Fernanda
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Storyline

Based on the novel by Prosper Merimee, CARMEN is the classic tale of forbidden passion between a young man (Leonardo Sbaraglia) and a spoken-for woman, Carmen (Paz Vega). It is told in flashback as the young soldier, stripped of his decorations, explains all in a prison cell. He tells of the love he had for Carmen and how it proved to be destructive. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Language:

Spanish | Basque | French

Release Date:

3 October 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Кармен See more »

Filming Locations:

Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,132,397
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Version of Carmen (la de Triana) (1938) See more »

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A Good Film, worth seeing
29 November 2003 | by lhyneSee all my reviews

Vicente Aranda is one of the craftsmen of the Spanish cinema. And that is a guaranty. Even if the plot of the movie is not very original, you can count on finding something worth seeing in his movies.

Take Carmen as an example: we've been told this story a thousand times before, but introducing some interesting variations (like the fact that Merimée himself becomes a character) he makes you see the story from an other side. Moreover, I found some really fascinating images in the picture, specially those in which Paz Vega shows her original talent.


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