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.
The film that introduced Bossa Nova to the world...
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Did You Know?
Ademar Da Silva
, the actor who played Death, was a triple jumper who won two Olympic gold medals, in 1952 and 1956. See more
Serafina, look how beautiful!
Referenced in City of God
Scenes De La Macumba
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