Farinelli R

Où s'arrête le pouvoir de sa voix?
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 23, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Film Movement
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Making-of Featurette
    • New essay by Kenji Fujishima
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French, Italian
    • Subtitles - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , &
Performer: , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Produced by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 24


User Ratings: 4,980
A lush, engrossing drama. Full Review
Jan 9, 2002
...This Gerard Corbiau film is as beautifully produced, directed and acted as one could hope for besides having historic integrity. It demands to be seen... -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
USA Today
Mar 20, 1995
Rating: 2/4 -- Farinelli, one of the 1995 Oscar nominees in the foreign film category, is onto an interesting story, all right, but it leaves us feeling, like some of Farinelli's lovers, that something is missing. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Stops you in your tracks and transports you to a phantasmagorical world where music, mystery and magic hold sway. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Aug 30, 2002
Rating: 2.5/4 -- While visually vibrant and generally well-acted, Farinelli is strangely not very compelling. Full Review
Film Frenzy
Apr 24, 2019
Farinelli is lush and theatrical in the way you'd expect a movie about an opera singer to be but, somehow, it's also dry and dull. Full Review
Battleship Pretension
May 24, 2019
Because Carlo Broschi, the 18th-century castrato singer known as Farinelli, was himself such an exotic and sensationalistic figure, you'd think that creating a dull movie out of his flamboyant life would be next to impossible. Think again. Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 1, 2000

Product Description:

The life story of Carlo Broschi, who at age seven had surgery to become a castrato to preserve his sweet voice. He went on to become one of the most celebrated opera singers of the 18th century, taking on the name Farinelli. As his fame grows, tension builds with his less talented brother Riccardo. Golden Globe Winner, Best Foreign Film.

Plot Synopsis:

Director Gerard Corbiau explores the frustrations, painful insecurities and triumphs of Farinelli, (nee Carlo Broschi) the legendary 18th century castrato singer.


Production Notes:

  • Co-produced by Alinea Films & Studio Images (France); K2 Productions, RTL, TV1 (Belgium); and Italian International Film & MediaSet (Italy). Produced with the Participation of the CNC, FilmstiftlungNordhein Westfalen GmbH & Eurimages.
  • Shot in Germany, Spain & Belgium.
  • Farinelli (Carlo Broschi) lived between 1705-1782.
  • Additional cast: Jacques Bourdet; Graham Valentine; Richard Reeves; Jonathan Fox; Josef Betzing; Karl-Heinz Dickmann; Stefan Mazel; and Wolfgang Grindemann.
  • Additional credits: Yves Vandermeeren (camera operator); Anne de Laugardiere (costume designer); Kuno Schlegemilch (makeup & hair creation); Paul Le Marinel (chief makeup); Fabienne Bressan (chief hairstylist); Tirelli Costumi Roma (costumes); François Enginger, Jean-Claude Ventura, Fernando Pacheco (assistant directors).

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 94,998
  • UPC: 850003924120
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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