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Testament of Orpheus




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. Features an eclectic cast that includes Pablo Picasso, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Jean Marias and Yul Brynner.

French release date: February 18, 1960

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French poster from the movie Testament of Orpheus (Le testament d'Orphée, ou ne me demandez pas pourquoi!)

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  • Lui-même, le poète



Also Known As

  • Le testament d'Orphée (fr)
  • The Testament of Orpheus or Don't Ask Me Why (int)

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