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Testament of Orpheus

Testament of Orpheus

A Feature film by Jean Cocteau

Produced by Les Éditions Cinégraphiques, Cinédis

Release in France : 18/02/1960

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Actors (26)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producers :

Les Éditions Cinégraphiques, Cinédis

French distributors :

Cinédis, Connaissance du Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

FTD International Cinéma

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Outside time and reality, the experiences of a poet. The judgement of the young poet by Heurtebise and the Princess, the Gypsies, the palace of Pallas Athena, the spear of the Goddess which pierces the poet's heart, the temptation of the Sphinx, the flight of Oedipus and the final Assumption.

Source : IMDb


Testament of Orpheus (French: Le testament d'Orphée) is a 1960 film directed by and starring Jean Cocteau. It is considered the final part of the Orphic Trilogy, following The Blood of a Poet (1930) and Orpheus (1950).

It also includes cameo appearances by Pablo Picasso and Yul Brynner. The film is in black-and-white, with just a few seconds of color film spliced in.

Source : Wikipedia

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Full credits (18)

Assistant directors :

Francis Caillaud, Jean-Pierre Bastid, Claude Pinoteau

Producer :

Jean Thuillier

Screenwriter :

Jean Cocteau

Sound recordists :

Pierre-André Bertrand, René Sarazin

Production Manager :

Michel Mombailly

Assistant editor :

Raymonde Guyot

Continuity supervisor :

Lucile Costa

Music Composers :

Georges Auric, Martial Solal

Additional Music :

Christoph Willibald Gluck, Georg Friedrich Haendel, Richard Wagner

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Cocteau

Associate Producer :

Yul Brynner

Director of Photography :

Roland Pontoizeau

Camera Operator :

Henri Raichi

Editor :

Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

Production Assistant :

François Truffaut

Production Designer :

Pierre Guffroy

Costume designer :

Janine Janet

Still Photographer :

Léo Mirkine

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Feature film

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Literary adaptation

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Death, Poetry

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100% French

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1 h 17 min

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Black & White

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