Black Orpheus

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

The Orpheus myth is transplanted onto the soil of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival--the one time of the year that calls for unrestrained celebration, music, dance, and costumes. Orfeo (Mello) is a streetcar conductor and guitarist engaged to Mira (de Oliveira), an exotic and vivacious woman who lives as if every day were Carnival. However, anyone familiar...read more

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Black Orpheus - Official Trailer
02:46 — Portuguese adaptation of the story of a streetcar conductor who falls in love with a woman on the run in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Winner of Bes (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
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