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Orfeu (1999)

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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Carlos Diegues

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toni Garrido Toni Garrido ... Orfeu
Patrícia França ... Eurídice
Murilo Benício ... Lucinho
Zezé Motta ... Conceição
Milton Gonçalves ... Inácio
Isabel Fillardis Isabel Fillardis ... Mira
Maria Ceiça ... Carmen
Stepan Nercessian Stepan Nercessian ... Pacheco
Maurício Gonçalves Maurício Gonçalves ... Pecê
Lúcio Andrey Lúcio Andrey ... Piaba
Mary Sheila Mary Sheila ... Be Happy
Eliezer Motta Eliezer Motta ... Stallone
Serjão Loroza Serjão Loroza ... Coice (as Sérgio Loroza)
Silvio Guindane Silvio Guindane ... Maicol
Castrinho Castrinho ... Oswaldo
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

21 April 1999 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Orfeusz See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,908, 27 August 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$96,811, 26 November 2000
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Marcello Melo Jr. reportedly met Letícia Sabatella in a dinner with friends and praised her for her role in this film, until Sabatella awkwardly revealed it was Patrícia França and not her in the role. See more »

Connections

Version of Black Orpheus (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

A Felicidade
Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim
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Black Orfeu for the 90's
28 August 2000 | by dfobairSee all my reviews

Orfeu Negro for the 90's. Complete with laptops, cell phones and automatic weopons in the hillside ghetto of Rio de Jainero. Visually the movie is great. I especially enjoyed the lead actor playing Orfeo, and the actors playing his mother, father and the teen-ghetto artist Michael. Orfeo and Euridice never quite connect in a powerful way. So emotionally the movie didn't move me as strongly as it might have. I did enjoy watching the Carnival and the music in the film is very nice.


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