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Black Orpheus

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Original title
Orfeu Negro
Year
Running time
103 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Vinicius de Moraes, Marcel Camus (Play: Vinicius de Moraes)
Music
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfá
Cinematography
Jean Bourgoin
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-Italy-Brazil
Genre
Drama. Romance | Romantic Drama. Melodrama
Synopsis / Plot
Academy Award Winner and winner of the palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus retells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States.
Awards
1959: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1959: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d´Or (Golden Palm)
1960: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Film
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