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Black Orpheus


Marcel Camus

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About the Movie

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’'Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus(Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 36
  • Fresh: 32
  • Rotten: 4
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Swarms of sinuous girls and children shimmy and race to the samba beat, which is insistent through most of the footage. That's what makes the picture alive. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Dec 7, 2014

Fresh: It is an amazing creation. – TIME Magazine, Nov 15, 2013

Fresh: Pic is somewhat cerebral, being mainly helped by the fresh playing of the cast. – Variety Staff, Variety, Nov 15, 2013

Fresh: An almost irrationally infectious retelling of the Orpheus-Eurydice chestnut set during carnival and feverish with hip-swiveling hustle, exploding local color, and sleeve-worn heart. – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, Nov 15, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Black Orpheus

Arguably one of the most fascinating and beautiful films I ever saw, with one of the most amazing soundtracks in the history of cinema.

Black Orpheus

I am a romantic. I have loved this film from the moment I saw it in 1959.

Still sad 20 years later

Summer 1996 in Washington D.C. is the first time I watched this movie as a teenager, its easy and fascinating to watch, a timeless classic. With my Adult experience, I somehow realise what a sad human story it is, "I'm poorer than the poorest black man"...

Black Orpheus
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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1959

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