Black Orpheus

Orfeu Negro

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Dir. Marcel Camus

France-Italy-Brazil 1958 | Colour | 107 mins | Cert PG | Drama

Cast: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn

In recreating the Orpheus legend in Rio de Janeiro with an all-black cast, Camus celebrates both the universality of the story and the exoticism and poetry of Brazil. Here the doomed lovers weave their way through a carnival-mad Rio, amidst the relentless onslaught of colour, noise, and frenetic movement which climaxes in the visual splendour of the poignant ending.

Available on: DVD, 35mm

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