Testament of Orpheus

(1960)

Original Title: Le Testament d'Orphée

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Genres

Fantasy , Made in Europe

Runtime

1h 20min

Cast

Jean Cocteau
Himself - the Poet
Françoise Arnoul
Elle-même (uncredited)
Claudine Auger
Minerve (uncredited)
Charles Aznavour
Le curieux / The Curious Man (uncredited)
Brigitte Bardot
Elle-même (uncredited)
Lucia Bosé
Une amie d'Orphée / Orphée's Friend (uncredited)
Yul Brynner
L'huissier / Court usher (uncredited)
Françoise Christophe
L'infirmière / The Nurse (uncredited)
Nicole Courcel
La mère maladroite / The Young Mother (uncredited)
Henri Crémieux
Le professeur / The Professor (uncredited)
Michael Goodliffe
English Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Daniel Gélin
L'interne / The intern (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Léaud
Dargelos / The schoolboy (uncredited)
Jean Marais
Oedipe (uncredited)
Daniel Moosmann
2nd Man-Horse (uncredited)
Pablo Picasso
Un ami d'Orphée (uncredited)
Françoise Sagan
Une amie d'Orphée (uncredited)
Alice Sapritch
Une Gitane / Gipsy (uncredited)
Annette Stroyberg
Une amie d'Orphée (uncredited)
Roger Vadim
Lui-même (uncredited)
Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte
Une gitane / Gipsy (uncredited)

Synopsis

Outside time and reality, the experiences of a poet. The judgement of the young poet by Heurtebise and the Princess, the Gypsies, the palace of Pallas Athena, the spear of the Goddess which pierces the poet's heart, the temptation of the Sphinx, the flight of Oedipus and the final Assumption. This film is the third part of Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy, which consists of The Blood of a Poet (1930), Orpheus (1950) and Testament of Orpheus (1960).

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