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Testament of Orpheus

Testament of Orpheus

Feb. 18, 1960France80 Min.Not Rated
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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).

Testament of Orpheus
Testament of Orpheus
Original title Le Testament d'Orphée
IMDb Rating 7.3 3,172 votes
TMDb Rating 7.6 58 votes


Jean Cocteau


Jean Cocteau isHimself - the Poet
Himself - the Poet
Françoise Arnoul isElle-même (uncredited)
Elle-même (uncredited)
Claudine Auger isMinerve (uncredited)
Minerve (uncredited)
Charles Aznavour isLe curieux / The Curious Man (uncredited)
Le curieux / The Curious Man (uncredited)
Brigitte Bardot isElle-même (uncredited)
Elle-même (uncredited)
Lucia Bosé isUne amie d'Orphée / Orphée's Friend (uncredited)
Une amie d'Orphée / Orphée's Friend (uncredited)
Yul Brynner isL'huissier / Court usher (uncredited)
L'huissier / Court usher (uncredited)
Françoise Christophe isL'infirmière / The Nurse (uncredited)
L'infirmière / The Nurse (uncredited)
Nicole Courcel isLa mère maladroite / The Young Mother (uncredited)
La mère maladroite / The Young Mother (uncredited)
Henri Crémieux isLe professeur / The Professor (uncredited)
Le professeur / The Professor (uncredited)