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.

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4.3 out of 5
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59 Ratings

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Critics Consensus: Colorful, atmospheric, and infections, Black Orpheus takes an ancient tale and makes it fresh anew, thanks in part to its bewitching bossa nova soundtrack.

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Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Drama
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© 1959 par Dispatfilm

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Portuguese (Stereo)

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