Black Orpheus

(1959)

Overview

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.

  1. Marcel Camus

    Director, Writer

  2. Jacques Viot

    Writer

Facts

Original Title Orfeu Negro

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 6, 1959
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language Portuguese

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -

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