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Orfeu
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Orfeu, director of a samba school, is putting the final touches to preparations for the Carnival parade when he meets Eurídice, who has just arrived in Rio and is looking for her only remaining relative since her father's death. The two fall hopelessly in love, causing the jealousy of all. On the evening of the big parade at the Sambodrome, while Orfeu leads his school, Eurídice is hit by a stray bullet shot by Lucinho, one of Orfeu's childhood friends. Wild with grief, Orfeu dies on Ash Wednesday, at the very moment the television is nnouncing his school's victory in the parade. 

BIOGRAPHY

CARLOS DIEGUES

Born in Maceió in 1940, Diegues' films describe the difficult crossroads of Brazil with its enormous social contrasts. The best known works on his filmography are Xica da Silva (1976), Bye Bye Brasil (1979), Quilombo (1984), Um trem para as estrelas (1987), Dias Melhores virão (1988), Veja esta canção (1994), awarded a prize by FIPRESCI, and Tieta (1996), which competed at San Sebastián. 

CAST & CREW
Director
Carlos Diegues
Screenplay
Carlos Diegues
Plot
Vinicius de Moraes (Orfeu da Conceiçao)
Photography
Affonso Beato
Edition
Sérgio Mekler
Music
Caetano Veloso
Cast
Toni Garrido, Patricia Fraça, Zezé Motta, Milton Gonçalves
Running Time
110 m.
Country
Brazil
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