Orphee is a poet who becomes obsessed with Death (the Princess). They fall in love. Orphee's wife, Eurydice, is killed by the Princess' henchmen and Orphee goes after her into the Underworld. Although they have become dangerously entangled, the Princess sends Orphee back out of the Underworld, to carry on his life with Eurydice.
Grand Prix de la Critique International Venice 1950
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Jean-Pierre Aumont and Gerard Philippe were considered for the part of Orphee. See more
What does marble think when it's being sculpted? It thinks, "I am struck, insulted, ruined, lost." Life is sculpting me. Let it finish its work.
Dance of the Blessed Souls -- from Orphée et Eurydice
Written by Christoph Willibald Gluck See more