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)
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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)
Scilla Gabel ...
 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)
Gérard Herter ...
 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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The series was aired in Italy together with an introduction of poet Giuseppe Ungaretti reading a few lines of the epic poem. 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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It will never be better than this... but will it be seen again?
10 November 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In all honesty, this series is as much a classic (as television goes) as the original poem is to the world's literature. Far from being crassly exploitative, it is a beautiful and respectful rendering of one of the western culture's defining texts.

I was moved by the plight of Odysseus and his followers; touched by the drama of the fall of Troy (which was felt but not seen); intrigued by the way the gods played with the fate of mortals. (It should be mentioned that the gods appearing here are not ridiculous CGI creatures flitting around on their ankle wings, or poorly-cast fashion models in bikinis. As in Homer's work, they act through mortal agents or, rarely, are represented by classical statuary).

It's a pity it's not available in DVD, especially given the vastly inferior and cheesy adaptations of the Odyssey that one can find in video stores.


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