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Orpheus (1950)

09/29/1950 (FR) DramaFantasyRomance 1h 36m


At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste, is killed, and a mysterious princess 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. This film is the central 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 Marais

    Jean Marais


  2. María Casares

    María Casares

    La mort

  3. François Périer

    François Périer


  4. Marie Déa

    Marie Déa


  5. Juliette Gréco

    Juliette Gréco


  6. Henri Crémieux

    Henri Crémieux


  7. Edouard Dermithe

    Edouard Dermithe

    Jacques Cégeste

  8. Roger Blin

    Roger Blin

    Le poète

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Original Title Orphée

Status Released

Original Language French

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