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.
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Did You Know?
When Eurydice faints in the arms of Orfeu; her left arm is straight resting just above his right elbow. But on the next cut the orientation of her arm changed and is now bent and resting just below his elbow. Then on a following cut her arm changed position again. See more
Serafina, look what a beauty!
Version of Orfeu
Traditional folklore, played over opening titles See more