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Carmen (1983)

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This film is a fictional story about the backstage events at the rehearsals of Georges Bizet's 1875 opera about a colorful female cigarette factory worker.

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José Yepes
as Pepe Giron
Pepa Flores
as Pepa Flores
Marisol
as Pepa Flores
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Critic Reviews for Carmen

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Carlos Sauras received another Oscar nomination for his thrilling interpretation of Bizet's opera, set in a flamenco hall and telling a real-life story parallel to the Merimee's tale.

Full Review… | August 11, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Carmen

Women will always be traps.

Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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½

Choreography reminiscent of amorous libidos.Oh Bizet,I present thee your successor and the utmost of your vision in cinematic perfection.

Dimitris Springer
Dimitris Springer

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½

Thanks to at Netflix "Very Long Wait" it took well over half a year to finish Carlos Saura's Flamenco Trilogy. Thankfully, aside from the theme, they are unrelated. Even better, "Carmen" is the most successful film in the series. Unsurprisingly, it acts as a bridge between the decidedly traditional "Blood Wedding" and the very-much-of-the-80s "El Amor Brujo". The story is familiar, but this gives Saura a broad palette from which to paint. This feels less stage-bound than the companion films. It blends on and offstage drama to provide memorable counterpoints to the basic theme. I was worried that this would fall into the tedium of some of Rivette's rehearsal work, but thanks to performances (especially from the now-familiar lead actor and choreographer, Antonio Gades), music and consistently inventive camerawork, it never feels tired. This was far from my favorite Eclipse series, but it's certainly worth a look if you want to see some non-Almodovar or Bunuelian Spanish cinema. If you are dipping your toes in the water, rent this one first.

Richard Stracke
Richard Stracke

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