This gorgeous, sexy, exotically conceived reinterpretation of Georges Bizet's classic opera is set in modern-day Dakar, on the coast of West Africa. The film stars two charismatic, statuesque beauties: Djeinaba Diop Gai as Karmen and Stephanie Biddle as Angelique, the warden of a women's prison where Karmen is initially held. It sticks closely to the story of a free-spirit who seduces all who come into contact with her (including the smitten Angelique), until she reaches her inevitable tragic end. KARMEN GEI has been compared to BLACK ORPHEUS --every scene bursting with volcanic dancing, and vivid costumes and sets that nearly pulsate to the dancers' rhythms. This Karmen is an outlaw queen who has us completely in her thrall.