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  Carmen Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.22 /10
Antonio Gades , Laura Del Sol , Paco de Lucia
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Directed by: Carlos Saura
Written by: Carlos Saura, Antonio Gades from Prosper Merime's novel

Released: 1983
Origin: Spain
Colour: C
Length: 101

An actress-dancer (Laura del Sol, pictured) falls in love with her choreographer (Antonio Gades) as they prepare a production of Carmen; and life proceeds to imitaate art.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Passionate performances and fiery choreography (by Saura and Gades) combine to make this an unusually lively musical - principally indebted to Bizet (whose music propels the action), but with melodramatic overtones of Blood Wedding and The Red Shoes.

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