Black Orpheus (DVD)
An enchanting Portuguese retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice written and directed by Marcel Camus and set in Rio de Janeiro at the height of the carnival.
Written and directed by Marcel Camus, this is an enchanting Portuguese retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice that sets the story in Rio de Janeiro with a streetcar conductor as Orpheus (Breno Mello) and a local country girl as Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn).
And because it’s set at the height of the celebrated carnival, the film overflows with Samba music, frenetic movement and kaleidoscopic colour.
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