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Le Testament d'Orpheé, ou, Ne me demandez pas pourquoi [videorecording] = Testament of Orpheus, or, Do not ask me why /
un film de Jean Cocteau ; produit par Jean Thuillier pour Les Editions cinégraphiques.
imprint
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2000.
description
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., b&w & col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
078002270X (disc 3)
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, c2000.
isbn
078002270X (disc 3)
standard identifier
037429143322
publisher #
TES030
credits note
Director of photography, Roland Pontoizeau ; editor, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte ; music, Georges Auric, J.S. Bach, Vivaldi.
general note
"Janus Films, Canal+ Image International."
1.33:1 aspect ratio.
At head of container title: Jean Cocteau.
Includes: Villa Santo Sospir / montré et commentée par Jean Cocteau. 1952. Sd., col. (36 min.).
Originally released as motion picture in 1959.
Part 3 of Jean Cocteau's Orphic trilogy.
Special features: a collection of Cocteau's writings on the film (from The art of cinema, 1992) and a Cocteau bibliography/filmography.
performer
Cast: Jean Cocteau (the poet), Edouard Dermithe (Cégeste), Jean Marais (Oedipus), François Périer (Heurtebise), Maria Casarès (the princess), Maria Dèa, Pablo Picasso, Mme. Picasso, Yul Brynner.
abstract
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.
language note
In French with optional English subtitles.
catalogue key
5085222
technical details
DVD; Dolby digital mono.

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