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Title U-Carmen [videorecording] / [a Fortissimo Films presentation] ; a Nando's Arts initiative ; in association with Spier Films ; presents a Dimpho Di Kopane film ; directed and produced by Mark Dornford-May ; producer, Ross Garland ; adapted for the screen by Mark Dornford-May, Andiswa Kedama and Pauline Malefane.

Imprint Port Washington, NY : Koch Lorber Films : Distributed by KOCH Entertainment, [2007]

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 Talbott Media  DVD 738    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Description 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; Dolby Digital.
Language In Xhosa with English subtitles.
Cast Pauline Malefane, Andile Tshoni, Lungelwa Blou, Zorro Sidloyi, Andries Mbali.
Credits Director of photography, Giulio Biccari ; editor, Ronelle Loots ; music director and conductor, Charles Hazlewood ; costume designer, Jessica Dornford-May ; choreographer, Joel Mthethwa.
Note Title from feature.
Based on the opera : Carmen / by Georges Bizet.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: original theatrical trailer (2 min.); "Making U-Carmen" featurette (8 min.); interview with Mark Dornford-May (6 min.); interview with Pauline Malefane (6 min.); interview with Andiswa Kedama (4 min.).
Summary South African theater company Dimpho Di Kopane (DDK) performs an adaptation of Carmen set in contemporary South Africa. A cigarette factory worker, Carmen, has a destructive affair with a police sergeant.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- South Africa -- Cape Town -- Drama.
Blue collar workers -- South Africa -- Cape Town -- Drama.
Police -- South Africa -- Cape Town -- Drama.
Khayelitsha (Cape Town, South Africa) -- Drama.
Carmen (Fictitious character) -- Drama.
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875 -- Adaptations -- Drama.
Opera -- Adaptations -- Drama.
Genre/Form Motion pictures, South African.
Foreign films -- South Africa.
Musical films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Musical -- Feature.
Adaptation -- Feature.
Opera -- Feature.
Added Author Dornford-May, Mark.
Garland, Ross.
Kedama, Andiswa.
Malefane, Pauline.
Tshoni, Andile.
Blou, Lungelwa.
Sidloyi, Zwelilungile.
Mbali, Andries.
Hazlewood, Charles.
Mthethwa, Joel.
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen.
Fortissimo Films.
Nando's Arts (Organization)
Spier Films.
Dimpho Di Kopane (Organization)
Koch Lorber Films.
Koch Entertainment (Firm)
Note Also known as: U-Carmen eKhayelitsha
Added Title Making U-Carmen.
ISBN 1417201339
Standard No. 741952311799
Music No. KLF-DV-3117 Koch Lorber Films