Farinelli


1h 50m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Set against a sumptuous world of 18th century Italian high art and music, the story deals with two brothers, Ricardo Broschi and his younger sibling, Carlo. To preserve his beautiful voice, the 7-year-old Carlo undergoes primitive surgery to become a "castrato," glorious male singers who retained th

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Castrato
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Historical
Musical
Release Date
1995
Location
United Kingdom; Spain; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

Set against a sumptuous world of 18th century Italian high art and music, the story deals with two brothers, Ricardo Broschi and his younger sibling, Carlo. To preserve his beautiful voice, the 7-year-old Carlo undergoes primitive surgery to become a "castrato," glorious male singers who retained the vocal purity of young boys with the power of men and the high register of a woman. Blessed with the "voice of an angel," he embarks on a glorious journey of music and passion. As a highly skilled performer with sensuously handsome looks, Farinelli quickly attains a quasi-mythical status in his own lifetime. But the jealousies caused by celebrity and the strained relationships between Farinelli and his brother as well as other artists of his time cast a shadow over Farinelli's bright existence. And so, he chooses a life of exile in Spain, thus ending one of the most illustrious--and colorful--vocal careers in history.

Crew

Patrick Aubree

Script Supervisor

Eric Aupetit

Grip

Marcel Beaulieu

Screenplay

Marcel Beaulieu

Writer (Adaptation)

Christian Becker

Assistant

Vera Belmont

Producer

Olga Berlutti

Wardrobe

Olga Berlutti

Costumes

Nadine Borreman

Production Coordinator

Laurent Boudaud

Rerecording

Marion Bourret

Production Assistant

Fabienne Bressan

Hair

Oliver Brzoska

Assistant

Sophie Chiabaut

Sound

Michel Conche

Props

Andree Corbiau

Writer (Adaptation)

Andree Corbiau

Screenplay

Gerard Corbiau

Screenplay

Gerard Corbiau

Writer (Adaptation)

Clarisa Couassi

Assistant

Harald Cremer

Camera Operator

Tanja Daberitz

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Marc David

Music

Anne Delaugardiere

Costumes

Phillipe Depalle

Other

Boris Doval

Other

Anne Dutter

Titles

Georges Dutter

Titles

Francois Enginger

Assistant Director

Teff Erhat

Story By

Michel Fessler

Story By

Isabelle Filippi

Post-Production Sound

Michel Filippi

Post-Production Sound

Didier Fratteur

Camera Operator

Natalia Freige

Assistant

Franco Fumagalli

Props

Jean-claude Gaberel

Music

Jean-claude Gaberel

Rerecording

Guillermo Garcia

Other

Leonard Gmur

Production

Ewa Mallas Godlewska

Song Performer

Mortiz Greven

Grip

Linda Gutenberg

Producer

Joelle Hache

Editor

Nadine Hachuel

Production Assistant

Klaus Harnisch

Electrician

Dominique Hennequin

Sound Mixer

Juan Palma Hohmann

Assistant

Gotz Holborn

Electrician

Dominique Janne

Producer

Maria Jansen

Location Scout

Thomas L Keller

Props

Petra Klimek

Props Assistant

Fabien Krzyzanowski

Sound Mixer

Aldo Lado

Producer

Bruno Langiano

Sound Effects

Jean-louis Lebras

Sound

Sophie Lecocq

Other

Corinne Lehong

Stage Manager

Paul Lemarinel

Makeup

Jean-marie Leroy

Photography

Micheal Leuffen

Assistant

Daniel Lipnik

Other

Peter Luhrenbaum

Assistant Set Decorator

Pascal Luneau

Dialogue Coach

Mario Luraschi

Stunts

Patrick Marcel Maazouz

Assistant

Jurgen Materna

Set Decorator

David Miller

Music

Gilles Missir

Post-Production Audio

Carlos Moens

Other

Hans-jurgen Morsch

Assistant

Gérard Moulévrier

Casting Director

Jean-paul Mugel

Sound Engineer

Carmen Muller

Other

Gadou Naudin

Sound Effects

Julien Naudin

Sound Effects

Catherine O'sullivan

Sound Editor

Clara Ott

Assistant Editor

Bernd Otten

Assistant

Fernando Pacheco

Assistant Director

Luca Pagliari

Location Scout

Valerie Pasteau

Assistant Editor

Brigitte Perez

Dresser

Eric Perron

Costumes

Pierre Pfundt

Location Scout

Ursule Poney

Wardrobe

Gianni Quaranta

Other

Derek Lee Ragin

Song Performer

Joel Rangon

Sound

Maria Christina Reggio

Production Designer

Xavier Rodet

Other

Jose Maria Rodriguez

Production

Stephen Rother

Electrician

Christopher Rousset

Music

Dorothee Schifling

Props Assistant

Kuno Schlegelmilch

Special Effects

Kuno Schlegelmilch

Makeup

Kuno Schlegelmilch

Hair

Harald Schmuck

Camera Operator

Richard Schorr

Sound Designer

Thommy Schulz

Electrician

Gunnar Seeling

Electrician

Martina Starchorski

Other

Alexander Stempell

Grip

Bertram Strauss

Construction

Stephane Thenoz

Producer

Benoit Theunissen

Grip

Ivano Todeschi

Other

Sylvie Van Der Vorm

Production Assistant

Walther Vanden Ende

Director Of Photography

Yves Vandermeeren

Camera Operator

Jean-claude Ventura

Assistant Director

Jose Villaverde

Casting Director

Hans Warth

Camera Operator

Markus Wiebecke

Electrician

Ariane Wiedemann

Accountant

Jurgen Winckelblech

Assistant

Wolfgang Wumrnest

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Il Castrato
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Biography
Drama
Historical
Musical
Release Date
1995
Location
United Kingdom; Spain; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1994

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two 1994 Cesar Awards, for Best Sound and Best Design.

Released in United States Spring March 17, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 24, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 31, 1995

Released in United States on Video February 13, 1996

Released in United States 1995

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 30 - April 9, 1995.

Released in United States Spring March 17, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 24, 1995

Expanded Release in United States March 31, 1995

Released in United States on Video February 13, 1996

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles February 23 - March 3, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 30 - April 9, 1995.)

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