21st century Senegalese cinema ! Loved it even better the 2nd viewing. From the very first scene, this film had me glued, I love everything about it. First of all it is based on an opera (great!), it is set in Senegal (cool!), and this Karmen is a sexy bisexual gangstress who seduces a cop. The sets and cinematography are luscious, and extra points for gangsterotica value.