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Black Orpheus

1959 Rated NR 1hr 47m

This superb retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice Greek legend is set against Rio de Janeiro's madness during Carnival. Orpheus (Breno Mello), a trolley car conductor, is engaged to Mira (Lourdes de Oliveira) but in love with Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn). A vengeful Mira and Eurydice's ex-lover, costumed as Death, pursue Orpheus and his new paramour through the feverish Carnival night. Black Orpheus earned an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Movie Details

1961 BAFTA®
  • Best Film nominee
1960 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film
1960 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Portuguese: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; previously unseen footage.