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Inspired By The Novella By Prosper Merimee And The Opera By Georges Bizet, Director Carlos Saura Tells A Passionate Love Story That's A Mirror Image Of The Drama Of Both Works, Whipped-Up During Rehearsals For A Flamenco Dance Interpretation Of Carmen! *Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, English Subtitles, 1 Hour 42 Minutes.) #Carmen #Carmen1983 #CarlosSaura #MariaPages #Carmen #Flamenco #Dance #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #Cinema #SpanishCinema #CinemaOfSpain #DVD #MP4 #VideoDownload
Carmen is a 1983 Spanish film adaptation of the novel Carmen by Prosper Merimee, using music from the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet. It was directed and choreographed in the flamenco style by Carlos Saura and Maria Pages. It is the second part of Saura's flamenco trilogy in the 1980s, preceded by Bodas de Sangre and followed by El Amor Brujo. The film's basic plot line is that the modern dancers re-enact in their personal lives Bizet's tragic love affair, up to its lethal climax. The film was the highest-grossing Spanish film in the United States at the time, grossing 3.1 M USD. It sold 2,168,737 tickets in Germany and 871,824 in France. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was entered into the 1983 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Technical Grand Prize and the award for Best Artistic Contribution. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.