Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus (1959)

"The film that introduced Bossa Nova to the world..."
TMDb Score
73

Young lovers Orfeu and Eurydice run through the favelas of Rio during Carnaval, on the lam from a hitman dressed like Death and Orfeu's vengeful fiancée Mira and passing between moments of fantasy and stark reality. This impressionistic retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice introduced bossa nova to the world with its soundtrack by young Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Director
Starring
Breno Melloas Orfeo
Marpessa Dawnas Eurydice