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Black Orpheus ()

Orfeu Negro (original title)
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A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.
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Orfeu
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Eurydice
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Mira
Léa Garcia ...
Serafina
Adhemar Ferreira da Silva ...
Death (as Adhemar Feirrera da Silva)
Waldemar De Souza ...
Chico
Alexandro Constantino ...
Hermes
Jorge Dos Santos ...
Benedito
Aurino Cassiano ...
Zeca
Maria Alice
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ana Amélia
Elizeth Cardoso
Arlete Costa
Maria de Lourdes
Modesto De Souza
Fausto Guerzoni ...
Fausto
Afonso Marinho
Esther Mellinger
Eunice Mendes
Dinorah Miranda
Teresa Santos
Marcel Camus ...
Man on ferry (uncredited)

Directed by

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Marcel Camus

Written by

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Marcel Camus ... (writer)
 
Jacques Viot ... (writer)
 
Vinicius de Moraes ... (play "Orfeu do Carnaval")

Produced by

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Sacha Gordine ... producer

Music by

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Luiz Bonfá
Antonio Carlos Jobim

Cinematography by

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Jean Bourgoin

Film Editing by

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Andrée Feix

Editorial Department

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Geneviève Winding ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Pierre Guffroy

Production Management

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Roberto Bakker ... assistant production manager
Jacques Gibault ... production manager

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Bartolomeu Andrade ... assistant director
Robert Mazoyer ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Amaury Leenhardt ... sound
Raymond Pierre Lemoigne ... supervising sound editor

Additional Crew

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Silvio Autuori ... production assistant
Roger Blanché ... production assistant
Francisco A. Vilela ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 garykmcd

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Also Known As
  • Orfeu do Carnaval (Brazil)
  • Orphée noir (France)
  • Orfeo negro (Italy)
  • Black Orpheus (World-wide, English title)
  • Black Orpheus (United States)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Breno Mello was a soccer player with no acting experience at the time he was cast as Orfeu. Mello was walking on the street in Rio de Janeiro, when Marcel Camus stopped him and asked if he would like to be in a film. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in A Huey P. Newton Story (2001). See more »
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Quotes [first lines]
Benedito: Serafina, look what a beauty!
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