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Carmen: A Hip Hopera 4.0 from 0 reviews
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Modernized and urban set version of Bizet's tragic opera, originally made for MTV.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 Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

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