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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 & 2 nominations.
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Orfeo
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Eurydice
Marcel Camus ...
Ernesto
Fausto Guerzoni ...
Fausto
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Mira
Léa Garcia ...
Serafina
Ademar Da Silva ...
Death
Alexandro Constantino ...
Hermes
Waldemar De Souza ...
Chico
Jorge Dos Santos ...
Benedito
Aurino Cassiano ...
Zeca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Alice
Ana Amélia
Elizeth Cardoso
Arlete Costa
Maria de Lourdes
Modesto De Souza
Agostinho dos Santos
Afonso Marinho
Esther Mellinger
Eunice Mendes
Dinorah Miranda
Zeni Pereira
Teresa Santos

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

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

Other 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 (United States)
  • Black Orpheus (World-wide, English title)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Although this won the Palme d'Or at Cannes and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, ironically it is not terribly well regarded in its native Brazil where some object to the depiction of their country as being a non-stop party. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in A Huey P. Newton Story (2001). See more »
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Quotes [first lines]
Benedito: [to Serafina] Serafina, look how beautiful!
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