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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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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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slum | love | jealousy | violence | carnival | See more »

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21 April 1999 (Brazil)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$96,811 (USA) (24 November 2000)
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Official submission of Brazil to the 2000's Oscars in the best foreign language film category. See more »

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Version of Black Orpheus (1959) See more »

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A Felicidade
Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim
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Excellent movie.
20 November 1999 | by (Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. It was very well done and the director was awesome. This history can serve of an example to everybody. Sorry for my terrible English, but this movie was very good. The actuation of the actors was great. I recommend it to the lovers.


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