Carmen (Bizet's Carmen )
Carmen (Bizet's Carmen ) (1984)

Georges Bizet's 1875 opera about Carmen, the colorful cigarette factory worker whose flirtations with the soldier Don José are forgotten in her love for the matador Escamillo, is the source for director Francesco Rosi's cinematic… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 27, 1999
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Gilbert Adair
Monthly Film Bulletin

The organising flaw of this Carmen, which turns it into one long longueur, lies at the nub of the medium's specificity - of what it means to make, or be, a film.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An opulent and enthralling screen version of Bizet's celebrated opera.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A surefire treat for opera buffs.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The combination of the casting and Bizet's music ought to make for the perfect opera film, but it doesn't quite.

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