Carmen: A Hip Hopera Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Carmen: A Hip Hopera the Movie

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Modernized and urban set version of Bizet's tragic opera, originally made for MTV. Carmen (Knowles) is the femme fatale who seduces straight-laced cop Derek Hill (Phifer) to keep herself out of jail. He abandons everything to follow her to California, where, naturally, Carmen wants to break into show biz. But she tires of Derek's devotion and becomes interested in an up-and-coming rapper. Surprisingly effective and the cast does a fine job.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

African America, Adapted from an Opera, Hip-Hop/Rap, Femme Fatale, Musical Drama
Michael Elliot
Beyonce Knowles, Mekhi Phifer, Dante "Mos Def" Beze, Rah Digga, Bow Wow, Wyclef Jean, Troy Winbush
Geary McLeod
Robert Townsend
Kip Collins
Da Brat

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