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Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) (1959)

Black Orpheus
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Breno Mello Breno Mello
Marpessa Dawn Marpessa Dawn
Marcel Camus Marcel Camus
Fausto Guerzoni Fausto Guerzoni
Léa Garcia Léa Garcia
Alexandro Constantino Alexandro Constantino

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Marcel Camus Marcel Camus
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In Rio, Orfeo is a trolley conductor and musician, engaged to Mira. During Carnival week, he sees Eurydice, who's fled her village in fear of a stalker; it's love at first sight. Her cousin Sarafina, with whom she stays in Rio, is a friend of Orfeo and Mira, so the star-crossed lovers meet again. Later, during the revels, wearing Sarafina's costume, Eurydice dances a provocative samba with Orfeo. Not only is Mira enraged when her rival is unmasked, but the stalker, dressed as Death, appears: Eurydice is in danger, pursued through noisy crowds and a morgue. Can Orfeo conduct her to safety? Don't look back.
Release date: 21 December 1959
UPC: 037429138328
Tags: 1950s (5), Drama (5), 1959 (4), Romance (4), Brazilian (4), Comedy (3), Oscar Winner (3), Brazil (2), Criterion Collection (2), Foreign (2), Musical (2), Portuguese (1), MMG (1), Myth/religion (1), Journeying (1), Myth (1), Masculine/feminine (1), Fantasy/sci-fi (1), Bossa Nova (1), Soulmates (1)
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