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Orfeu

Orfeu (1999)

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Legendary Brazilian director Carlos Diegues recasts the tragic myth of Orpheus in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Orfeu de Conceicao is the most famous samba player in Brazil, and one of the most respected members of the neighborhood of Carioca Hill, a labyrinth of dirty streets and quickly made shacks ruthlessly controlled by drug lord Lucinho. Young Orfeu, though, lives a gilded life. He has his pick of a bevy of local beauties, children worship him, and the corrupt police

Feb 12, 2002

New Yorker Films

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Colorful and vibrant, painting its story with bold, operatic strokes.

May 27, 2006 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

For this viewer, the attempted marriage of mythic qualities and gritty reality never quite works.

March 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

A good soundtrack, colorful and skillfully designed sets, as well as excellent work by cinematographer Affonso Beato make Carlos Diegues' Orfeu a joy for the eyes and ears.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A rambling, romantic tale that is laced with gratuitous violence.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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The cinematography and cast are great, the movie as such is really a little too arty for my taste. Still worth checking out for fans of Brazilian cinema.
February 26, 2006
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