Aria (1987)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental  |   Sub-Genres - Film-Opera, Musical Comedy, Musical Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 18, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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An international collection of well-known directors contributed to this compilation film, each fashioning a short film inspired by an aria from a famous opera. The approaches vary broadly, from the playful abstraction of Jean-Luc Godard's segment, which illustrates Armide with exercising body-builders, to the more literal approach of Franc Roddam, who transports Tristan und Isolde's story to modern-day Las Vegas. A particular stand-out is Julian Temple's take on Rigoletto, which recasts Verdi as the accompaniment to a contemporary Southern California sex farce.

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fantasy, opera, relationship, old-flame