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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

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean Cocteau

    Jean Cocteau

    Himself - the Poet

  2. Françoise Arnoul

    Françoise Arnoul

    Elle-même (uncredited)

  3. Claudine Auger

    Claudine Auger

    Minerve (uncredited)

  4. Charles Aznavour

    Charles Aznavour

    Le curieux / The Curious Man (uncredited)

  5. 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

Release Information

  • April 9, 1962
    Theatrical (limited)


Original Language French

Runtime 1h 20m

Budget -

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