Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2002)
A triumphant rethinking of Bizet's "Carmen" for MTV, this dazzling film is set in present-day Philadelphia, where Carmen (Beyonce Knowles) is an aspiring actress whose seductive charms draw the interests of policeman detective Mekhi Phifer and famous rap star Casey Lee. Mos Def, Rah Digga, Lil' Bow Wow and Da Brat are also featured; directed by Robert Townsend ("Hollywood Shuffle"). 88 min. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; "making of" documentary; song access.
- Loretha Jones, Robert Townsend
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Mekhi Phifer, Beyonce Knowles, Mos Def, Rah Digga (Rah Digga), Joy Bryant, Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri, Bow Wow, Casey Lee, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Sam Sarpong, Troy Winbush, Fred Williamson, Maurice Smith, Patrice Fisher, David L. Crowley, Faune Chambers, Jenna Dewan, Michele Martinez, Da Brat