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Testament of Orpheus (1960)

02/18/1960 (FR) FantasyDrama 1h 20m
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Outside time and reality, the experiences of a poet. The judgement of the young poet by Heurtebise and the Princess, the Gypsies, the palace of Pallas Athena, the spear of the Goddess which pierces the poet's heart, the temptation of the Sphinx, the flight of Oedipus and the final Assumption. This film is the third part of Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy, which consists of The Blood of a Poet (1930), Orpheus (1950) and Testament of Orpheus (1960).

  1. Jean Cocteau

    Director, Writer

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  1. Jean Cocteau

    Jean Cocteau

    Himself - the Poet

  2. Edouard Dermithe

    Edouard Dermithe


  3. Henri Crémieux

    Henri Crémieux

    Le professeur / The Professor (uncredited)

  4. François Périer

    François Périer


  5. Claudine Auger

    Claudine Auger

    Minerve (uncredited)

  6. Françoise Arnoul

    Françoise Arnoul

    Elle-même (uncredited)

  7. Lucia Bosé

    Lucia Bosé

    Une amie d'Orphée / Orphée's Friend (uncredited)

  8. Charles Aznavour

    Charles Aznavour

    Le curieux / The Curious Man (uncredited)

  9. Brigitte Bardot

    Brigitte Bardot

    Elle-même (uncredited)

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Testament of Orpheus
Testament of Orpheus

Original Title Le Testament d'Orphée

Status Released

Original Language French

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