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Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus

A Feature film by Marcel Camus

Produced by Dispatfilm

Release in France : 12/06/1959

    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.

    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

    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