This 1950 update of the Orphic myth by Jean Cocteau depicts a famous poet (Jean Marais) scorned by the Left Bank youth, and his love for both his wife Eurydice (Marie Déa) and a mysterious princess (Maria Casarès).
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Great classic, with worthy lines ("mettons le mort en liberté provisoire"): même la mort est belle (Merci Maria Casarès), bien qu'elle s'ennuie et désobéisse! Certes, ce n'est pas non plus la lecture de Blanchot!!
While I enjoyed it, I have the same problem with it that I had with La Belle et la Bête. Which is that I am always more interested in the ways he achieved the effects than what his films are actually about. It just feels like a bland reimagining of a legend that loses all sense of timelessness by being transposed to this stupid version of a French town that is a refuge for wanna be hipsters who I can't stand.