Cocteau’s gift for mixing real and imaginary worlds finds its richest expression in this daring update of the Orpheus myth. Jean Marais’ Orphée is a handsome and successful poet whose milieu is the café life of post-war Saint Germain-des-Prés. But his quest for inspiration takes him on a perilous journey into the land of the dead, with the risk of losing all he holds dear.
See also Jean Cocteau Retrospective
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