Carmen in Khayelitsha


The film version of the smash stage musical, which translates Bizet's opera Carmen into Xhosa, and moves the action to Khayelitsha township. The heroine, Carmen, is a loving woman who leads an innocent police officer down one wrong path after the other until desperate action becomes necessary. The film won the Golden Bear in Berlin. In Xhosa language with English subtitles.


122 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language, Violence).
Drama, Musical, Romance.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Pauline Malefane, Andries Mbali, Andiswa Kedama, Sibulele Mjali, Lungelwa Blou
Director
Mark Dornford-May
ScreenplayMark Dornford-May, from the opera by George Bizet
MusicBizet
CinematographyBobby Bukowski
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2005
Produced byGhost House Pictures, Senator International, Pacific Renaissance Pictures Ltd.





Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Yunus Kemp
10
The Cape Times
Peter Tromp
15
The Star
Diane de Beer
18
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10

What the People say

Internet
22 Netizens
14

Average .. 64%

13




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