Black Orpheus Movie Review 1958

Information and Film Reviews for Black Orpheus the Movie

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The legend of Orpheus and Eurydice unfolds against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janeiro. In the black section of the city, Orfeo (Mello) is a street-car conductor and Eurydice (Dawn), a country girl fleeing from a stranger sworn to kill her. The man has followed her to Rio and disguised himself as the figure of Death. Dancing, incredible music, and black magic add to the beauty of this film. Based on the play "Orfeu da Conceica" by De Moraes. In Portuguese with English subtitles or dubbed.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 103 minutes.
Originally from Brazilian, French, Portuguese.

Cast and Crew

Folklore & Legends, Dance Fever, Carnivals & Circuses, South America, Rio, Adapted from a Play
Vinicius De Moraes, Jacques Viot
Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lea Garcia, Fausto Guerzoni, Lourdes De Oliveira, Adhemar Da Silva, Alexandro Constantino, Waldetar De Souza
Georges) Bourgoin Jean (Yves
Marcel Camus
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa
Lopert Pictures


Oscars 1959: Foreign Film; Cannes 1959: Film; Golden Globes 1960: Foreign Film.

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