Orfeu Poster

Release Date: 1999

Not Yet Rated|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 Ceiça, Stepan Nercessian

Director: Carlos Diegues

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Cine-Source, Rio Vermelho Filmes Ltda., Globo Filmes

Ratings & Reviews

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

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

  • It's the slum, the favela, that emerges as Orfeu's most compelling character -- criminally poor yet rich in life.

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