U-Carmen / Messiah (2 Pack)
Brilliantly acted and sung by the internationally acclaimed South African theater company Dimpho Di Kopane (DDK), U-Carmen is a stunning adaptation of perhaps the world's best-loved opera, Carmen. Re-imagined in the modern world of South African pool halls, bars, courtyards and barracks U-Carmen tells the story of a cigarette factory-worker, Carmen (Pauline Malefane), and her doomed love affair with a police sergeant. As the two grow more emotionally connected, their relationship escalates violently, culminating in a tragic conclusion of revenge and madness.
Photographer-filmmaker William Klein (Muhammed Ali: The Greatest) takes on Handel's Messiah and has created a compelling and musically-rich film that mixes the sacred with the profane. Performed in its entirety, the oratorio provides a narrative of Christ's nativity, passion and resurrection juxtaposed against images of man's atrocities against man.