U-Carmen (2005)

Genres - Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Film-Opera, Musical Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 28, 2007 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 126 min.  |   Countries - South Africa  |  
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Bizet's Carmen gets a cultural transplant as director Mark Dornford-May transports the events of the tragic opera to South Africa in this musical concerning a seductive cigarette-factory worker and her attempts to romance a policeman already set to marry another woman. Originally mounted on-stage by the innovative Dornford-May, this version of Carmen reworks Bizet's familiar tunes by adopting them into Xhosa to tell the tale of Carmen's doomed affair with otherwise involved policeman Jongikhaya (Andile Tshoni).

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extramarital-affair, lover, police-officer, South-Africa, woman