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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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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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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

Opening Weekend:

€1,141,628 (Spain), 5 October 2003, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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boring and absurd
1 May 2006 | by dcldanSee all my reviews

Carmen is a prostitute that lives seducing and stealing soldiers of the Spanish army; she is, without any doubt, the best femme fatale at the moment. When a man resist her charming attentions, she decides to do everything to destroy him. At the end, he falls in her web and he will be forced to make all the things he ever hated only for being with Carmen. Despite Paz Vega is very beautiful, she doesn't seem a gypsy (as Carmen is) and neither her acting nor Sbaraglia's are good. The story results very boring, and, in most moments, it is very absurd, while intending to appear truthful. in the same way are the scenarios and the Special Effects, despite not being but they are not but acceptable, and too much artificial for a historic film as it is. To sum up, boring and bad, with a very absurd development, there are much betters thing to watch.


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