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1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
"Orfeu" retells the tale of the Greek mythical love affair between Orfeu and Euridice. In the film, Orfeu, a legendary musician and lyricist, is loved by all. His music is powerful enough to make the sun rise and compels everyone to listen. Orfeu leads a mystical existence and holds a position of high esteem in the shantytown community known as Morro da Carioca (Carioca Hill).

Cast: Toni Garrido , Patrícia França , Murilo Benício , Zezé Motta , Milton Gonçalves , Isabel Fillardis , Maria Ceica , Stepan Nercessian

Director: Carlos Diegues

Genres: Drama

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Orfeu (1999)

Release Date: April 21st, 1999|1 hr. 52 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A film one watches at an emotional remove, but from that distance there are sights and moments to appreciate. show more

  • 70
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    For audiences new to this type of moon-mad magical realism and unembarrassed romanticism, Orfeu can spellbind. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A seductive revisiting of an old classic - one that helps us see these lovers and their world with renewed passion. show more

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