U-Carmen Ekhayelitsha Synopsis
A lawman (Andile Tshoni) falls for the charms of a beautiful woman (Pauline Malefane).
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Riveting update of George Bizet's "Carmen."
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80

Village Voice

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This was basically the best idea ever. The setting brims over with the same wicked froth of danger, exoticism, and passion that...
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80

The New York Times

Mr. Hazlewood’s strategy also draws attention to the lack of psychological detail in the central love triangle, which isn’t good. But the...
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's vivid evidence that great music and stories transcend time and place.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A vivacious film that is a treat for eyes and ears.
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70

Chicago Reader

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The film is never dull and often rousing, but this is essentially a conventional version of a classic opera--the attempt to transform it...
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60

Variety

This version of Georges Bizet's frequently reinterpreted "Carmen" is spoken and sung in the click-punctuated African lingo of Xhosa and...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Brilliantly sung by an extremely talented lyric theater company in Cape Town called Dimpho Di Kopane. Whether this all works will be a...
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