Le testament d'Orphée (The Testament of Orpheus) (Directors Suite) (1960)

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A Film by Jean Cocteau

The third and concluding episode of surrealist Jean Cocteau�s renowned Orphic trilogy is a panegyric to life as an artist. Returning to the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Cocteau looks back over his career as a poet, painter, playwright, novelist, designer and filmmaker, and at the people who helped him to live la vie artistique . Journeying beyond death to a surrealist underworld of totemic spectres, Cocteau searches for enlightenment and the goddess Athena herself. Drawing on the breadth of his own interests, The Testament of Orpheus is populated by some of the 20th century�s greatest names: chanteur Charles Aznavour, bullfighter Luis Miguel Domingu�n, dancer-choreographer Serge Lifar, the great Pablo Picasso and Yul Brynner, alongside some of the leading players of French cinema: Maria Casar�s, Daniel G�lin, Jean Pierre L�aud, and Jean Marais.

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Starring
Jean Cocteau
Directed by
Jean Cocteau
Music
Georges Auric
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Layer
Drama 1960 76:45 (Case: 79) 576i (PAL) 4
Video
Full Frame
Audio
French Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)
Subtitles
English, English Alternate Subtitles
Extras
Featurette-Jean Cocteau's first feature film - The Blood of a Poet , Trailer-Four Directors Suite trailers
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