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Black Orpheus

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Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) is literally what its title suggests: a retelling of the "Orpheus and Eurydice" legend enacted by black performers. This time the setting is the annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Orpheus ([[Performer~P48334~Breno Mello~brenomello]]) is a streetcar conductor; Eurydice ([[Performer~P17490~Marpessa Dawn~marpessadawn]]) has just jilted her lover and is attempting to escape his wrath. Orpheus himself falls in love with Eurydice, whereupon her ex-lover, disguised as the Angel of...more

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5.0

81 out of 100 Metascore®

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