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In an unstable South American country, capable Nostromo, a person of trust and a legend among his shipmates... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 39)
Claudio Amendola ... Nostromo (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Alastair Reid (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Joseph Conrad (unknown episodes)
John Hale (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Julie Scott .... associate producer (1 episode)

Fernando Ghia .... producer (unknown episodes)
Maurizio Mattei .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
James Ordonez .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Michael Wearing .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Ennio Morricone (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Franco Di Giacomo (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Frances Parker (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Francesco Bronzi (unknown episodes)
François de Lamothe (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Massimo Razzi (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Danilo Donati (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
George Adams .... pre-production supervisor (unknown episodes, 1996)
Andrea Mattei .... production manager (unknown episodes, 1997)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simone Frattari .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Sergio Tribastone .... assistant art director (unknown episodes, 1997)
Series Sound Department
Jim Greenhorn .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1996)
Stewart Henderson .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Ben Norrington .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer (unknown episodes)
Aad Wirtz .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Giovanni Corridori .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Alberto Minelli .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Franco Ragusa .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Angelo Ragusa .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Francesca D'Antoni .... assistant camera (unknown episodes, 1996)
Ernesto Natoli .... assistant camera (unknown episodes, 1996)
Ivan Casalgrandi .... assistant camera (unknown episodes, 1997)
Giovanni Canevari .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Francesco Di Giacomo .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Alexander Reid .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alma Barbieri .... head cutter (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Jackie Vance .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Ennio Morricone .... conductor / orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Marco Streccioni .... music engineer / music mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Luciano Tartaglia .... assistant accountant / production accountant (unknown episodes, 1996)
Emilia Costa .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Livia Giuggioli .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Laura Julian .... production representative: BBC (unknown episodes)
Gaia Marotta .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Roberto Ornaro .... production auditor (unknown episodes)
Franco Penna .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Over 5 hours of brilliant film-making: it is time it was shown again, 29 December 2001
Author: Keith F. Hatcher from La Rioja, Spain

Konrad Korzeniowski came out of Poland and from Marseille began a sailor's life on merchant ships, surviving shipwreck, pirates and all the pains and glories of an adventurous seafaring life. After 15 years of this he settled in London and began writing novels. What kind of English he picked up by crews made up of Filipinos, Galicians, Greeks, Italians, Chinese, Indonesians and so on, might be anybody's guess: however, reading his novels you find his command of English is absolute, as well as his ability to paint real characters with all the fears and hates and loves and feelings in general, together with a philosophical pattern which holds his `yarns' together, such that all his novels are considered modern classics. Among them two stand out as being among the mightiest achievements in English-language literature: Lord Jim and Nostromo.

Joseph Conrad's character `Nostromo' was an Italian working as a jetty foreman in a port in South America. Throughout more than 450 pages Conrad builds up an incredible portrait of this man, interweaving all the other characters around him. Conrad's art is to tell an adventure story but with high quality literature that has never been surpassed in this genre. It is as if he had applied the art of writers like Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky in his work, so profound he is. The novel `Nostromo' is a cathedral in English-language literature.

Fortunately, when four European TV Film companies got together, helped by a Boston station, to turn this magnificent novel into a TV series, they were up to the mark. A huge production, beautifully made, definitely worthy of the great novel. Filmed around Cartagena de las Indias, which is more or less spot on where Conrad put it, superb cinematography, excellent acting from everyone, all directed unerringly by Alistair Reid, puts this mini-series in a special category. Not since `Marco Polo' (1982) (qv) had a European production reached such magnificence. And once again, Ennio Morricone puts the final touch with his wonderful music.

Special mention for Claudio Amendola as Nostromo, and of course Lothaire Decoud, Claudia Cardinale and Albert Finney are all excellent – as is the rest of the cast. But in this great work nothing was done by halves: BBC, RAI and TVE have combined to give all the authenticity of the novel's multi-racial setting.

`Nostromo' sits in pride of place in my video collection.

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