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228 Ratings


Directed by Carlos Saura
Spain, 1983
Drama, Musical, Romance


Saura’s biggest international box-office success was this self-reflexive meditation on both Bizet’s popular opera Carmen and the original novella by Prosper Merimée. Antonio Gades plays a choreographer who gets involved with his neophyte lead dancer, and grows dangerously jealous.

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Carmen Directed by Carlos Saura

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1983 | 2 wins including: Best Artistic Contribution

Academy Awards

1984 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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