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Fund manager Mimi is about to settle down with her unimaginative boyfriend when she decides to take a year off to chase her dream of becoming an opera singer, by training for the Singer of Renown competition. Alas, the only recognised coach who will take her on lives in the remote Scottish Highlands. Max, the working class guy behind the bar, is training with the same coach for the same grand prize and Mimi naively thinks they’ll be great mates but Max has eyes only for the prize. After an epic fail at a recital, Mimi gets back on the horse by singing opera for the regulars at the local pub, which scares them almost as much as it terrifies her. Mimi learns the dedication required from Max, while she helps him rediscover his heart, and eventually they become lovers. But, can their relationship survive a competition that could launch one person’s career and leave the other languishing? FALLING FOR FIGARO is a romantic comedy about of a woman who has to face her fears, a guy who’s forced to question his priorities, and a bunch of football-loving farmers who are about to become latte-sipping opera critics.

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Ben Lewin
Allen Palmer  Ben Lewin
Philip Wade  Judi Levine
Executive Producers
Timothy White  John Wade
Dir. of Photography
Nic Lawson
Peter Carrodus


Joanna Lumley - Danielle MacDonald - Shazad Latif - Hugh Skinner - Gary Lewis - Rebecca Benson - Vicki Pepperdine - Sanjeev Kohli - Gail Watson

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Musical, Romantic comedy
Australia/United Kingdom Co-Production
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5 Name Films Pty Ltd

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