Farinelli (Blu-ray) R

Où s'arrête le pouvoir de sa voix?
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: April 23, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Film Movement
  • Note: Making-of Featurette
    • Behind-the-Scenes Interviews
    • 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
Rating: 4/5 -- Artistry abounds in every aspect of the film. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Feb 13, 2001
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: 4/5 -- Romantic, sweeping tale of sex and sibling rivalry that manages to connect despite its overwrought storytelling.
Mixed Reviews
Nov 28, 2002
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
...It's definitely worth a look and a listen...
Rolling Stone
Mar 23, 1995
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

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: 112,614
  • UPC: 850003924137
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