Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Carlos Diegues|
|Produced by||Renata Almeida Magalhães|
|Written by||Carlos Diegues|
Hamilton Vaz Pereira
João Emanuel Carneiro
|Based on||Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes|
|Music by||Caetano Veloso|
|Edited by||Sérgio Mekler|
Rio Vermelho Filmes Globo Filmes
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
Orfeu is a 1999 Brazilian drama film directed by Carlos Diegues, based on the play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinicius de Moraes. It retells the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, setting it in the modern context of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Toni Garrido stars as Orfeu, Patrícia França as Eurídice and Murilo Benício as Lucinho.
- Toni Garrido as Orpheus
- Patrícia França as Eurydice
- Murilo Benício as Lucinho
- Zezé Motta as Conceição
- Milton Gonçalves as Inácio
- Isabel Fillardis as Mira
- Maria Ceiça as Carmen
- Stepan Nercessian as Pacheco
- Maurício Gonçalves as Pecê
It won the 1st Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil for Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Score. It was also the Brazilian submission to the 2001 Academy Award, but it did not enter the competition.
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