Testament of Orpheus

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The Testament of Orpheus
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DVD cover
Directed by Jean Cocteau
Produced by Jean Thuillier
Starring Jean Cocteau
Yul Brynner
Edouard Dermit
Henri Cremieuxard
María Casares
Music by Georges Auric
George Frideric Handel
Martial Solal
Edited by Marie-Josephe Yoyotte
Release dates
  • 18 February 1960 (1960-02-18)
Running time 80 minutes
Country France
Language French

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 Orphée (1950). In the cast are Charles Aznavour, Lucia Bosé, María Casares, Nicole Courcel, Luis Miguel Dominguín, Daniel Gélin, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Serge Lifar, Jean Marais, François Périer and Françoise Sagan.

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.

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