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Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus

A Feature film by Marcel Camus

Produced by Dispatfilm

Release in France : 12/06/1959

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Actors (6)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Dispatfilm

Film exports/foreign sales :

Impex Films

Foreign production companies :

Gemma cinematografica, Tupan Filmes

French distribution :

Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country

Synopsis

Academy Award Winner and winner of the palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus retells the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice against the madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States.

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Sacha Gordine

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Jacques Viot, Marcel Camus

Author of original work :

Vinícius de Moraes

Sound Recordist :

Amaury Leenhardt

Editor :

Andrée Feix

Production Designer :

Pierre Guffroy

Assistant directors :

Robert Mazoyer, Lou Bonin

Dialogue Writers :

Marcel Camus, Jacques Viot

Director of Photography :

Jean Bourgoin

Production Manager :

Jacques Gibault

Assistant editor :

Geneviève Winding

Music Composers :

Antonio-Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Drama

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1959

French release :

12/06/1959

Runtime :

1 h 45 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

20609

Visa issue date :

09/06/1959

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Color

Aspect ratio :

1.37

Audio format :

Mono

Posters (5)

Director

Festival Selections (2)

Academy Awards - 1960

Academy Awards (United States, 1960)

Selection

Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

Cannes International Film Festival - 1959

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1959)

Selection

Official Competition

Awards