Parking (1985)

Genres - Drama, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Parking is director Jacques Demy's homage to Jean Cocteau's 1948 masterwork Orpheus. As in the Cocteau film, Demy relates the Orpheus and Euridyce legend in a contemporary setting. Now a rock 'n' roll sensation (instead of the poet of the Cocteau film) Orpheus falls in love with Eurydice, who in this version is a sculptress rather than a princess. The rest of the film adheres to the familiar story. Euridyce, who is death personified, beckons Orpheus into Hell, ostensibly to revive his dead lover. A shade brighter and more buoyant than its source material, Parking is the usual Jacques Demy brew of beautiful imagery and hokey dialogue.

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afterlife, artist, deal [agreement], Hell, journey, rock-star