In the heady atmosphere of Rio's carnival, two people meet and fall in love. Eurydice, a country girl, has run away from home to avoid a man who arrived at her her looking for her. She is convinced that he was going to kill her. She arrives in Rio to stay with her cousin Serafina. Orfeo works as a tram conductor and is engaged to Mira - as far as Mira is concerned anyways. As Eurydice and Orpheus get to know one another they fall deeply in love. Mira is mad with jealousy and when Eurydice disappears, Orfeo sets out to find her. Written by
The film that introduced Bossa Nova to the world...
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Clips from the film were used to create the music video for 'Afterlife' by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire. See more
Serafina, look how beautiful!
Referenced in Man in the Chair
Scenes De La Macumba
(Macumba ceremony scene) See more