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A Feature film by Gérard Corbiau

Produced by Stephan-Films

Release in France : 07/12/1994

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This film is a free interpretation of real and historical events, revealing the magical, yet unknown world of the 18th century's greatest castratos. Castratos possessed a mythical status were adored by the masses and provoked intense emotional shocks in their audience. We have chosen to tell the story of two brothers - Carlo and Riccardo Broschi. Riccardo was a composer, and Carlo rose quickly to stardom as "Farinelli", the greatest castrato of all times. His legend was equaled only by that of Malibran in the 19th century or Callas in the 20 th century.

Full credits (21)

Executive Producer :

Véra Belmont

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Marcel Beaulieu, Gérard Corbiau, Andrée Corbiau

Screenwriters :

Gérard Corbiau, Andrée Corbiau

Sound Recordist :

Jean-Paul Mugel

Production managers :

Léonard Gmur, José Maria Rodriguez

Editor :

Joëlle Hache

Assistant editors :

Pauline Casalis, Clara Ott, Valérie Pasteau

Production Designer :

Gianni Quaranta

Casting :

Gérard Moulevrier

French Distributor :

Jean Labadie

Still Photographer :

Jean-Marie Leroy

Assistant Director :

Jean-Claude Ventura

Line Producers :

Linda Gutenberg, Aldo Lado, Dominique Janne, Stéphane Thenoz

Director of Photography :

Walther Vanden Ende

Camera Operator :

Yves Vandermeeren

Press Attachés (film) :

Bruno Barde, Corinne de Bury

Sound editor :

Catherine Trouillet-Shorr

Continuity supervisor :

Patrick Aubrée

Music Composer :

Christophe Rousset

Costume designers :

Anne Laugardière (de), Olga Berluti

Sound Mixer :

Dominique Hennequin

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Feature film

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Drama, Portrait

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French, Italian

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Italy, Belgium, France

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Majority French (Italy, Belgium, France)

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1 h 56 min

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Posters (2)


Festival Selections (3)

Greece - French Film Festival - 2004

Greece - French Film Festival (Greece, 2004)


CinéMusique - CineMusic

Cairo - International Film Festival - 1995

Cairo - International Film Festival (Egypt, 1995)


Out of Competition


Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1995

Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1995)

Awards (2)

César Award for Best Sound : Dominique Hennequin, Jean-Paul Mugel

César Award for Best Production Design : Gianni Quaranta