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
There's something too artificial and highfalutin about the movie. Full Review
Washington Post
Jan 1, 2000
...It's definitely worth a look and a listen...
Rolling Stone
Mar 23, 1995
Rating: 1/4 -- Glossy and histrionic, salacious and empty, Farinelli reduces a fascinating story to a series of hissy fits and leering glances. Full Review
San Francisco Chronicle
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 4/5 -- Artistry abounds in every aspect of the film. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Feb 13, 2001
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
...The film has a sleek, cultivated tone...
New York Times
Mar 17, 1995
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

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).

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 96,741
  • UPC: 850003924120
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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