|Release Date: April 15, 1988||Running Time: 89 mins.|
|MPAA Rating: R|
|Genre: Anthology, Comedy, Drama|
George Ellis Jones
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Summary:In this opera-based anthology, 10 directors interpret 10 popular arias. Among others, Robert Altman imagines the opening night of Jean-Philippe Rameau's 'Les Boréades' in 1734 Paris; Jean-Luc Godard envisions Jean-Bapiste Lully's 'Armide' as the story of French maids desperately trying to seduce burly bodybuilders lifting weights at the gym; and Julien Temple stages Giuseppe Verdi's 'Rigoletto' with synchronous infidelities occurring at the same hotel.