Roger BlinThe Poet
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Orphee is a poet who becomes obsessed with Death (the Princess). They fall in love. Orphee's wife, Eurydice, is killed by the Princess' henchmen and Orphee goes after her into the Underworld. Although they have become dangerously entangled, the Princess sends Orphee back out of the Underworld, to carry on his life with Eurydice.
Release date: 29 November 1950
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My Brilliant and Witty 2013 Movie Diary (203 movies items)
Well here's another exercise in the abnormal and surreal, and this time it's French fantasy dude Jean Cocteau's adaption of the Greek legend of the same name.
Although the film is effulgent in black and white and features some enchanting special effects and other assorted magical moments, it is quite a self indulgent piece of cinema and tries too hard to be artsy. Sure, you can call Orpheus dazzling and poetic and whatever, but in the end, it's just not a satisfying as a whole. The visual"
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"A very good French update of the Greek myth. It's a surreal and inventive fantasy movie which is well worth watching."