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Matthew Bourne’s the Car Man

Alternative title
The Car Man
Synopsis
Dance show loosely based on Bizet’s classical opera Carmen, and the film adaptations of James M. Cain’s novel The Postman Always Rings Twice. Sexy drifter Luca arrives to Harmony, a small Italian American community in Arizona, where he gets a job at the local garage-diner. Wasting no time, he starts flirting with Lana, the garage’s owner’s wife, fuelling a dangerous affair. However, this is not enough for the sexually voracious Luca and he soon gets involved with Angelo, a young male mechanic.
Bourne’s vivid choreography is set to Rodion Shchedrin’s Bolshioi Ballet version of Carmen, with additional music composed by Terry Davis. The recording was made at Sadler’s Wells during the production’s latest revival.
Both DVD and Blu-ray formats include The Making of The Car Man, which features interviews with key cast and crew, including leading dancers Zizi Strallen and Chris Trenfiel, Terry Davies and Matthew Bourne.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2017
Subjects
Dance; Music
Keywords
choreography; romantic relationships

Credits

Director
Matthew Bourne
Music
Terry Davies
Art Direction
Lez Brotherston
Choreographer
Matthew Bourne

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC, Blu-Ray DVD
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
115 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

New Adventures Ltd

Distributor

Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

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