The Movie info is wrong. Orfeo claims that he has an incurable illness and takes off with a small bar of Gold that Fanny got for him as he is "supposedly" about to embark on an Alien ship and go to another planet. Sort of like a token to cross the Styx river (I think its the mythological river of death). Orfeo's and Fanny's friendship is genuine. They both help each other in the end.