Testament of Orpheus

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The Testament of Orpheus
DVD cover
Directed byJean Cocteau
Produced byJean Thuillier
Written byJean Cocteau
StarringJean Cocteau
Édouard Dermit
Henri Crémieux
María Casares
Music byGeorges Auric
George Frideric Handel
Martial Solal
Edited byMarie-Josephe Yoyotte
Release date
  • 18 February 1960 (1960-02-18)
Running time
80 minutes

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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