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Black Orpheus Movie Review Summary

Actors: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes De Oliveira

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BLACK ORPHEUS ( Orfeu Negro ) is a movie cowritten and directed by Marcel Camus in 1959. The picture earned the Golden Paln at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award in the "Best Foreign Language Film" category.
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The movie retells the myth of Orpheus and Euridyce in the middle of the carnaval of Rio de Janeiro. A cab driver, Orpheus, and a farmer girl (Euridice) fall deeply in love. Engaged to Mira, Orpheus is helped by his friends while Euridice is pursued by a strange character wearing a mask of death.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   love predicted in dream/fortune-telling

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black american

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   play

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