Black Orpheus (1959)

Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu's vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between moments of fantasy and stark reality. This impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice introduced bossa nova to the world with its soundtrack by young Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Directing:
  • Marcel Camus

Writing:
  • Aaron J. March
  • Vinicius de Moraes
  • Jacques Viot

Stars:
Release Date: 1959-01-01
themoviedb icon 7.3/10
  • Country: BR, FR, IT
  • Language: Français | Português
  • Runtime: 100
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