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Orfeu (2000)

Orfeu (2000)




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Orfeu is a famous musician and pop singer, as well as the local King of Carnival. When Orfeu meets beautiful, aloof Euridice he thinks he has found his Queen, even though he is already engaged to marry Mira. Caught up in the festivities surrounding Carnival, Orfeu puts all of his efforts into courting Euridice, who eventually returns his affections. But in the end, the two young lovers are unable to avoid a tragic fate.
Art House & International , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Patricia Franca
as Euridice
Zezé Motta
as Conceicao
Maria Ceiça
as Carmen
Eliezer Motta
as Stallone
as Oswaldo
Nelson Sargento
as Nelson Sargento
Léa Garcia
as Mae de Maicol
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Critic Reviews for Orfeu

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

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

Full Review… | May 27, 2006

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

Full Review… | March 15, 2002
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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

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

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Orfeu


I enjoyed this movie. I spent 8 months in Brazil in 1975 and have a love of Brazilian films and music. This move is a romantic tragedy based on the Orfeus Myth and possible even the older Orpheus Brazilian movie. The movie has some failings and I did not particularly care for the slum/ drug war setting. The Plot is kind of weak and timid and is over dramatized. However Great Music Great scenes of Rio (and the slums) and all in all not a bad story. I enjoyed seeing the streets of Rio from the richness of Carnival to the life in the slums. All told I rate this a great remake of the original Brazilian film, and even with all its faults I highly recommended it!! Four Stars!! The film is worth seeing just for the fantastic music of Cateano Veloso and the Carnival Parade Scenes!! Lago

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ld pierce

Shows that from ancient mythology to recent times in Brazil love hurts and one of the best soundtracks with nice scenes from Rio de Janeiro

Enrique Terrazas
Enrique Terrazas

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.

Ina S
Ina S

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