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Black Orpheus [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [1959]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Archival Interviews with Director Marcel Camus and Actress Marpessa Dawn
  • New Video Interviews with Brazilian Cinema Scholar Robert Stam, Jazz Historian Gary Giddins, and Brazilian Author Ruy Castro
  • Looking for "Black Orpheus," a French Documentary about Black Orpheus's cultural and musical roots and its resonance in Brazil today
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Plus: a Booklet featuring an Essay by Film Critic Michael Atkinson

Synopsis

Black Orpheus
Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) is literally what its title suggests: a retelling of the "Orpheus and Eurydice" legend enacted by black performers. This time the setting is the annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Orpheus (Breno Mello) is a streetcar conductor; Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn) has just jilted her lover and is attempting to escape his wrath. Orpheus himself falls in love with Eurydice, whereupon her ex-lover, disguised as the Angel of Death shows up and kills Eurydice. To reclaim his lost love, Orpheus enters "Hell" (the Rio morgue) and uses supernatural methods to revive the dead girl. A multi-award winner on the international film scene, Black Orpheus features a samba musical score by Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Breno Mello
    Breno Mello - Orpheus
  • Marpessa Dawn
    Marpessa Dawn - Eurydice
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    Lourdes de Oliveira - Mira
  • Marcel Camus
    Marcel Camus
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    Waldetar de Souza - Chico
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