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Testament of Orpheus = Testament d'Orpheé

Author: Jean CocteauAndré PaulvéCANAL+ Image International (Firm)Janus Films.Home Vision (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [New York, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2000.
Series: Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy, 3.; Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.); Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 69.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : French : Digitally remastered versionView all editions and formats
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In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection. The film finished the circle of the journey begun in Blood of a Poet, exploring the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Orpheus, (Greek mythological character); Orpheus, (Greek mythological character)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Cocteau; André Paulvé; CANAL+ Image International (Firm); Janus Films.; Home Vision (Firm); Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 078002270X 9780780022706 0780023161 9780780023161
OCLC Number: 49373677
Language Note: In French with optional English subtitles.
Notes: "Janus Films and Home Vision Cinema"--Container.
Videodisc release of the 1959 motion picture.
"Under exclusive license from CANAL+ Image International"--Container.
"Special features: Villa Santo Sospir, a color film by Cocteau featuring many of the locations used in Testament of Orpheus; a collection of Cocteau's writings on the film; a Cocteau bibliofilmography"--Container.
Credits: Director/writer, Jean Cocteau ; producer, Jean Thullier ; cinematographer, Nicholas Hayer ; music, Georges Auric.
Performer(s): Cast: Jean Marais, Maria Casarès, François Périer, Maria Dea.
Description: 1 videodisc (80 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Series Title: Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy, 3.; Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.); Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 69.
Other Titles: Testament d'Orpheé.
Jean Cocteau's Testament of Orpheus
Villa Santo Sospir.
Responsibility: un film de Jean Cocteau.
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In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection. The film finished the circle of the journey begun in Blood of a Poet, exploring the torturous relationship between the artist and his creations.

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