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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


    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

    Actors (26)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Éditions Cinégraphiques, Cinédis

    French distributors :

    Cinédis, Connaissance du Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country


    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

    Photos (16)

    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

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Literary adaptation

    Themes :

    Death, Poetry

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 17 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (4)


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