Carmen (2003)





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Directed by veteran Spanish helmer Vicente Aranda, Carmen revolves around a complex cast of characters, including Merimee (Jay Benedict), a writer and archeologist whose research in southern Spain circa 1830 brings him into contact with Jose (Leonardo Sbaraglia), a bandit. When Merimee meets the beautiful Carmen (Paz Vega) in a cathedral, Jose bursts in and orders Merimee to leave unless he wanted to be killed. Eventually, Jose reveals how he had met Carmen -- breaking up a fight between her and a co-worker who believed her to be a witch, and subsequently letting her off the hook rather than taking her to prison. When they next met, Carmen was working as a prostitute, which made Jose jealous enough to murder one of her clients. Afterwards, he dedicated his entire life to being with her, not caring who he killed along the way. The film also features Antonio Dechent, Joan Crosas, and Joe Mackay.
Art House & International , Drama
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Paz Vega
as Carmen
Joan Crosas
as Dancaire
Jay Benedict
as Próspero
Joe Mackay
as Teniente
Julio Velez
as Señorito
Emilio Linder
as Aristóteles
Simon Shepherd
as Magistrado
Susi Sánchez
as Blanca
María Botto
as Fernanda
Sonia Madrid
as Encargada
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Well-done presentation of the classic story. Costuming, writing, and performing were excellent. And Paz Vega was stunning as always.

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