Orfeusz Es Eurydike (1985)

Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Hungary, Italy  |  
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This somewhat heavy-handed version of the love story between Orpheus (Sandor Teri, actor and Lajos Miller, singer), the son of Apollo and his beloved Eurydice (Eniko Eszenyi, actress and Maddalena Bonifaccio, singer) is based on the opera by Rainieri de Calzabigi and Christoph Willibald Gluck). The scenario begins with Eurydice's death and ends with Orpheus singing a dramatic lament, having lost his love a second time while trying to get her out of Hades. Director Istvan Gaal uses natural landscapes for scenery and combines actors with the voices of opera singers.