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Farinelli the Castrato (1994)

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Original title: Farinelli: il castrato

Release Date
• USA: Mar 17, 1995
DVD Release Date
• R1: Feb 1, 2000

Official Website:
Farinelli the Castrato Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for depiction of adult themes and sexuality.

Running Time
1 hour, 51 minutes

Country Italy, Belgium, France

Studio Alinea Films, Canal Plus, France 2 Cinema, K2, RTL Television, Stephan Films, Studio Images, TV1, Union Generale Cinematographique

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Other Titles
• Farinelli the Castrato
• Farinelli: il castrato
• Farinelli il Castrato

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Genre: Drama, Biography, Gay/Lesbian, Period Piece

Tagline: Où s'arrête le pouvoir de sa voix?

Plot: The life story of Carlo Broschi, who at age seven had surgery to become a castrato to preserve his sweet voice. He went on to become one of the most celebrated opera singers of the 18th century, taking on the name Farinelli. As his fame grows, tension builds with his less talented brother Riccardo. Golden Globe Winner, Best Foreign Film.

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