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Diegues's musical drama is adapted from the Vinicius de Moraes play that also inspired Marcel Camus's 1959 film "Black Orpheus." The retelling of the Greek Orpheus and Eurydice tragedy is set during carnivale in Rio and features pop singer Garrido as egotistical songwriter Orfeu who becomes smitten with country girl Eurydice (Franca). Portuguese with subtitles.

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Available on Running time 112 minutes. Originally from Brazilian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adapted from a Play, Rio, Musical Drama
Screenplay
Carlos Diegues
Cast
Toni Garrido, Patricia Franca, Murilo Benicio, Zeze Motta, Milton Goncalves, Isabel Fillardis
Cinematography
Alfonso Beato
Director
Carlos Diegues
Music
Caetano Veloso

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