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The War That Never Ends (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  28 March 1991 (Finland)
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The Peloponnesian Wars (Athens vs. Sparta for 27 years) told in the format of newsbroadcast-like monologues by Theucydides, Plato, and others

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The Peloponnesian Wars (Athens vs. Sparta for 27 years) told in the format of newsbroadcast-like monologues by Theucydides, Plato, and others

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It is available on DVD and VHS.
26 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is available on DVD and VHS. A reference librarian found it for me on educational audio-visual web site and I ordered it from there. I cannot remember details now, but don't give up without trying to find it. Not everything out there pops up on a google search or on the IMDb shop at the top right of the screen.

The film takes liberties with the text, of course, to trim the story to seventy minutes. The major debates are there, and also the infamous dialogue at Melos. For some reason part of an ersatz Platonic dialogue, the Hippias, is inserted in the middle, concerning the education of warriors, I guess is the justification. Bob Peck is superb as the doomed Nicias at Syracuse. I have screened in a class a few times with students, for some of whom it is an eye-opener about how powerful the words are without the slam bang of special effects.


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