Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.
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 Ulisse (8 episodes, 1968)
Leonard Steckel ...
 Narrator (German version) (8 episodes, 1968)
Constantin Andrieu ...
 Antinoo (7 episodes, 1968)
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 Penelope (6 episodes, 1968)
Renaud Verley ...
 Telemaco (6 episodes, 1968)
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 Nausicaa (6 episodes, 1968)
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 Arete (5 episodes, 1968)
Roy Purcell ...
 Alcinoo (5 episodes, 1968)
Marcella Valeri ...
 Euriclea (4 episodes, 1968)
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 Eurimaco (4 episodes, 1968)
Constantin Nepo ...
 Antinoo (4 episodes, 1968)
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 Euriloco (4 episodes, 1968)
Petar Buntic ...
 Filetore (4 episodes, 1968)
Maurizio Tocchi ...
 Leocrito (3 episodes, 1968)
Andrea Saric ...
 Melanto (3 episodes, 1968)
Michèle Breton ...
 Atena (3 episodes, 1968)
Duje Novakovic ...
 Elpenore (3 episodes, 1968)
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 Elena (2 episodes, 1968)
Samson Burke ...
 Polifemo (2 episodes, 1968)
Corrado Monteforte ...
 Anfinomo (2 episodes, 1968)
Fausto Tozzi ...
 Menelao (2 episodes, 1968)
Mimmo Palmara ...
 Achille (2 episodes, 1968)
Enzo Fiermonte ...
 Demodoco (2 episodes, 1968)
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 Laocoonte (2 episodes, 1968)
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Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.

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24 March 1968 (Italy)  »

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Avanture odiseja  »

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Trivia

Mario Bava directed the sequence with Polifemo, the Cyclops, and Piero Schivazappa directed the sequence with the Trojan Horse. See more »

Goofs

When the bow of Ulysses is taken form the storage room it is clearly strung. Bows have to be stored unstrung or they lose their strength over time (and this one is said to have not been touched for 20 years). As a result the movie deviates from the epic in the essential part that in the epic the bow is useless to the suitors because they are unable to string it (either due to lack of strength or not knowing that a composite bow is strung backwards). The movie on the other hand shows the suitors (rather unconvincingly) unable to simply draw the bow. See more »

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haunting & unforgettable
20 July 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I've been trying to find out about this series for ages! Thank you, IMDb! I saw this as a child and have never quite been able to get it out of my mind. As a 6-year old, of course, I was particularly struck by the episode of the cyclops, which was absolutely chilling (I talked about it so much that my older brother made me a cyclops out of a plastic cave man figurine, which I still have) What I also remember, though, was the atmosphere, which was unusual right from the beginning

  • mysterious, austere, and extremely authentic. When I read the


original many years later I experienced that same sensation. It's a very hard thing to capture - and probably impossible in Hollywood. Every 'Odyssey' I've seen since has been an enormous let-down. The characters in this series seemed genuine, real people - ancient Greek people - and not some Hollywood stars in costumes. This is a real masterpiece! But - Why is it not better known? And why isn't it available on VHS or DVD? I would just love to have the chance to see this again!


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