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Orpheus

1950 | 1h 52m | Drama

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A young poet follows a mysterious princess between the lands of the living and the dead

Jean Cocteau’s update of the Orpheus myth depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais), scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife, Eurydice (Marie Déa), and a mysterious princess (Maria Casarès). Seeking inspiration, the poet follows the princess from the world of the living to the land of the dead, through Cocteau’s famous mirrored portal. Orpheus’s peerless visual poetry and dreamlike storytelling represent the legendary Cocteau at the height of his powers.

Director

Jean Cocteau

Writers

Stars

Jean Marais François Périer María Casares Marie Déa Henri Crémieux

Release date

29 Nov 1950

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