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Farinelli

Year:
Duration:
111 min
Genres:
Biography | Drama | Music
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
Gérard Corbiau
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations
Details
Country: France
Release Date: 1995-03-17
Filming Locations: Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
Earnings
Gross: $2,122,948 (USA)$594,780 (Belgium)
Cast
Actor
Character
Elsa Zylberstein
Alexandra
Jeroen Krabbé
George Frideric Handel
Caroline Cellier
Margareth Hunter
Renaud du Peloux de Saint Romain
Benedict
Omero Antonutti
Nicola Porpora
Marianne Basler
Countess Mauer
Pier Paolo Capponi
Broschi
Graham Valentine
Prince of Wales
Jacques Boudet
Felipe V
Delphine Zentout
Young admirer
Richard Reeves
Jonathan Fox
Jo Betzing
(as Josef Betzing)
Karl-Heinz Dickmann
Stefan Mazel
Wolfgang Grindemann
Hubert Burczek
Harald Gotz
Andreas Ulich
Alfonso Asenjo
Carlos Castel
Piero (uncredited)
Xenia Seeberg
Servant girl (uncredited)
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Trivia
Miranda Richardson and Armin Mueller-Stahl were offered roles.
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Belgium's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 67th Academy Awards.
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Both male and female voices were combined to create the sound of Farinelli's singing voice. The male voice was Derek Lee Ragin, a British countertenor and the female Ewa Małas-Godlewska, a Polish mezzo-soprano.
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Quotes
Riccardo Broschi: Castrato! Castrato!
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Carlo Broschi: [on Riccardo's opera "Orpheo"] You'll never finish it!
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Carlo Broschi: I admire your nerve, madame, in daring to defy Handel.
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Photos from cast
Stefano Dionisi Enrico Lo Verso
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