“So, you go behind my back with a bullfighter?”
That’s not strictly true, Don Jose. Carmen goes with the bullfighter in front of your face as well. So there.
Look, I understand Don Jose’s irritation. I think bullfighting is a disgusting activity too. However, I do think he’s ignoring the underlying issues with their relationship. Namely, he’s a possessive psycho and she’s sick of his whining. (I don’t cotton to the interpretations of Carmen that blame her for leading him astray. He’s a big boy, old enough to drink and smoke and sign contracts. The whole “it was the woman thou gavest” excuse is just the worst.)
This is the German version of the Carmen tale, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Pola Negri and the sorely miscast Harry Liedtke. It was retitled Gypsy Blood for its American release and that is the title used on most home media versions.
Availability: Released on DVD. (I would steer clear of the “bargain” editions of this. From my experience, they are horrible. You get what you pay for.)