MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 35,865 this week

Achilles (1995)

6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 251 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

With the loss of Patroclus (his undeclared male lover), Greek warrior Achilles returns to the Trojan War.

Director:

Writers:

(dialogue), (book), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1555 titles
created 10 Mar 2012
 
a list of 1191 titles
created 14 Jul 2013
 
a list of 1001 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 6 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 69 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Achilles" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Achilles (1995)

Achilles (1995) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Achilles.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A, a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern, Erland Josephson
Troy (2004)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Gisler
Stars: Frédéric Andrau, Vincent Branchet, Urs Peter Halter
Heartland (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

HG, 21, lives a happy and openly gay life in New York until he returns to Iowa to help his alcoholic father save the family farm.

Director: Mark Christopher
Stars: Corey Sorenson, Lachlan Nieboer, Marvin Naftal
Trevor (1994)
Comedy | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Upon hitting puberty, a high school boy realizes that he is homosexual and faces prejudice from his homophobic parents and friends.

Director: Peggy Rajski
Stars: Brett Barsky, Judy Kain, John Lizzi
Achilles Heel (TV Movie 1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Alan Clarke
Stars: Alan Barry, Karen Boyes, Kenneth Cranham
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young Vietnamese-Canadian swimmer finds himself struggling between the expectations of his family and the demands of his heart. His father wants him to marry soon, but his mother, haunted... See full summary »

Director: Cuong Ngo
Stars: Kris Duangphung, Ben Bela Böhm, Lily Nguyen
The Cow (1990)
Animation | Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In the Russian countryside, a family lives next to a railroad track. A boy remembers when he and his parents had a cow, living off its milk and using it as a beast of burden. The cow has a ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Petrov
Stars: Nikolai Gusarov, Lyubov Teplova, Kostya Panov
Oranges (2004)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two boys are talking after a bicycle accident. The older is bragging about his experience with girls, but is that just a boast?

Director: Kristian Pithie
Stars: Thomas Blackburne, Brad Flynn, Kristen Hagen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Narrator (voice)
Simon Green ...
(voice)
David Holt ...
(voice)
Tim Morgan ...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

In Claymation, we see the story of Achilles. He loves Patroclus; they carry that love with them when the Greeks seek revenge on Troy. After nine years of assault on the city, Achilles goes into a funk and withdraws from the battle when he decides that Agamemnon, the Greek king, has denied him his due spoils, a captured Trojan slave girl. In Achilles' absence, Patroclus leads the Greeks into battle, with tragic consequences. To avenge his loss and absolve his grief, Achilles faces Hector. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Animation | Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 April 2002 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Achille  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Narrator: What makes a leader of men - the armor or the heart?
See more »

Connections

Edited into Boys in Love (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Just amazing
25 March 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I met Barry Purves at an animation festival in Poole, Dorset, England in 1999. He gave a terrific lecture and showed some of his best pieces of work including 'Achilles' which I consider to be his masterpiece in joint place with 'Gilbert & Sullivan - the very models'. 'Achilles' is just an astounding piece of animation which also works as a piece of drama, a love story and a prime example of a master working at his craft. The story centres on Achilles and his relationship with his lover, Petroclus, during the trojan war. The scenes are played out through montage as well as action sequences and tableaus, culminating in the untimely deaths of the two heroes. Never before has an historical homosexual relationship been so delicately portrayed without prejudice or judgement. Considering this is animation, that is a tremendous feat. Astonishing stuff!


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Achilles (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?