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A Feature film by Gérard Corbiau

Produced by Stephan-Films

Release in France : 07/12/1994


    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.

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    Full credits (21)

    Executive Producer :

    Véra Belmont

    Adaptation :

    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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    Production language :

    French, Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, Belgium, France

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    Majority French (Italy, Belgium, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 56 min

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    Posters (2)


    Festival Selections (4)

    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