Orpheus

Rated NR 95 minutes 1950

At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée (Jean Marais) and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste (Edouard Dermit), is killed, and a mysterious princess (María Casares) insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the car back to the land of the living, only to become obsessed with the car radio.

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Director: Jean Cocteau

Producer: André Paulvé

Cast: Jean Marais, María Casares, François Périer, Marie Dea, Juliette Gréco, Roger Blin, Edouard Dermit, Henri Cremieux and Pierre Bertin

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