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Orpheus

Orpheus

A Feature film by Jean Cocteau

Produced by Productions André Paulvé

Release in France : 29/09/1950

    Synopsis

    Orpheus is Jean Cocteau’s poetic retelling of the celebrated myth in a modern setting. The famous Left Bank poet, Orpheus, is enchanted by Death in the guise of an enigmatic Princess, for whom he leaves his wife, Eurydice. But the Princess, knowing the impossibility of their love, sends Orpheus back to Eurydice...

    Actors (23)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Productions André Paulvé

    French distribution :

    Discina

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    SND Groupe M6, UnZéro FIlms

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    About

    Twenty-five years after the publication of his play Orphée, in 1950, Jean Cocteau reinterpreted the ancient myth for the cinema, creating a philosophical, visual, and poetic tale embodied by Jean Marais and Maria Casarès.

    Photos (3)

    Full credits (17)

    Executive Producer :

    André Paulvé

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean Cocteau

    Director of Photography :

    Nicolas Hayer

    Camera Operator :

    Noël Martin

    Editor :

    Jacqueline Sadoul

    Continuity supervisors :

    Sylvette Baudrot, Claude Vériat

    Music Composer :

    Georges Auric

    Narrator :

    Jean Cocteau

    Location Manager :

    Jean-Marie Loutrel

    Assistant Director :

    Claude Pinoteau

    Screenwriter :

    Jean Cocteau

    Sound Recordist :

    Pierre Calvet

    Production Manager :

    Emile Darbon

    Assistant editor :

    Hélène Basté

    Production Designer :

    Jean D'Eaubonne

    Costume designer :

    Marcel Escoffier

    Still Photographer :

    Roger Corbeau

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Themes :

    Death, Poetry, Justice

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1950

    French release :

    29/09/1950

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    9079

    Visa issue date :

    23/05/1950

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Rating restrictions :

    None