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Orfeu (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama | Music  -  21 April 1999 (Brazil)
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In a dangerous but human Rio's slum, rises the love affair betwen Orfeu and Eurídice, provoking jealousy and violence in times of carnival.

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Lucinho
Zezé Motta ...
Conceição
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Inácio
Isabel Fillardis ...
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Maria Ceiça ...
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Stepan Nercessian ...
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Pecê
Lúcio Andrey ...
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Serjão Loroza ...
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In a dangerous but human Rio de Janiro's slum, rises the love affair between Orfeu, a famous composer, and Eurídice, a simple but pretty brunette, provoking jealousy and violence in times of carnival. A kind of Brazilian Romeo and Juliet, full of samba. Written by Fabio Ornelas <fabiornelas@zipmail.com.br>

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$12,908 (USA) (25 August 2000)

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$96,811 (USA) (24 November 2000)
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Melodramatic, chintzy acting, but great soundtrack and good cinematography.
14 February 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I just got back from Orfeu. I wish I could say this movie was good, cause I like Diegues, but it was not. His excellent movie Quilombo sold me on his historical honesty and ability to tell a story. Using the backdrop of Rio and Carival you don't even get a sense of the city and the joy of the Carnival. He uses some shots that show the beauty of the city and intricate scene shots but there just isn't enough. The acting is not good. It was poorly cast. The female roles should have been re-arranged. Mira should have played the "best dancer". The best dancer should have played Euridice and Euridice should have been eliminated and barred from the set. The lead role of Orfeu was decent enough, but he needed much more to play off of. And there was no romance. This was a disappointment.


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