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At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée (Jean Marais) and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste (Edouard Dermit), is killed, and a mysterious princess (María Casares) insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes...

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Directed by

Jean Cocteau

Written by

Jean Cocteau (Writer)

Runtime

96 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

paris france mythology greek mythology orpheus

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