Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus (1959)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy, Music, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Musical  |   Release Date - Jun 12, 1959  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Black Orpheus (Portuguese: Orfeu Negro) is a 1959 film made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello. It is based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes, which is an adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, set in the modern context of a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval. The film was an international co-production between production companies in Brazil, France and Italy.

The film is particularly noted for its soundtrack by two Brazilian composers: Antônio Carlos Jobim, whose song "A felicidade" opens the film; and Luiz Bonfá, whose "Manhã de Carnaval" and "Samba of Orpheus" have become bossa nova classics. The songs sung by the character Orfeu were dubbed by singer Agostinho dos Santos.

Lengthy passages of the film were shot in the Morro da Babilônia, a favela (slum) in the Leme neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro.

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Adhemar Da Silva, Brazil, Cannes Film Festival, Carnaval, Dancing In The Street, Film Based On Literature, Guitar, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Myths/Legends/Magic, Orpheus, Rio De Janeiro, Samba, Trolley

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Based On: Orfeu da Conceição
Filming Location: Rio de Janeiro
Narrative Location: Rio de Janeiro

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Alternate Titles

A fekete Orfeusz
HU
Black Orpheus
CA, IN, GB, US
Czarny Orfeusz
PL
Musta Orfeus
FI
Orfeo negro
AR, GR, IT, MX, PE, ES
Orfeu do Carnaval
, BR
Orfeu Negro
BR, CA, EC, FR, DE, US
Orfeu negro
SE
Orfeu Negru
RO
Orphée noir
FR
Siyah Örfe
TR
Sort karneval
DK
Μαύρος Ορφέας
GR
Черният Орфей
BG
Чорний Орфей
UA
黑人奥菲尔
CN
黑色奧菲斯
TW
黒いオルフェ
JP
흑인 오르페
KR