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Part of the: The Orphic Trilogy

Status: Released

Runtime: 112

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Language: fr

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  • 1950-03-01

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6.2/10 (6 votes)


At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée (Jean Marais) and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste (Edouard Dermit), is killed, and a mysterious princess (María Casares) insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the car back to the land of the living, only to become obsessed with the car radio.


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Director: Jean Cocteau

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Jean Marais

Jean Marais
as Orphée

María Casares

María Casares
as la mort

François Périer

François Périer
as Heurtebise

Marie Déa

Marie Déa
as Eurydice

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