MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,495 this week

The Odyssey (2012)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 33 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Hackney-born Kapadia combines epic aerial images and the voices of Londoners to chart the city's turbulent yet inspiring journey from 2005 to the 2012 Olympics.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 131 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 3 titles
created 18 Jul 2012
 
a list of 80 titles
created 21 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Odyssey" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Odyssey (2012)

The Odyssey (2012) on IMDb 7.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Odyssey.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

ODYSSEUS, The Warrior King, has been away from Ithaca for twenty years. The first ten he spent fighting the Trojan War; the last ten he spent fighting to get home. Among his adventures is ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram
Stars: Arnold Vosloo, Steve Bacic, JR Bourne
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Strawberry Fields is the story of two sisters who both like the same man but in different ways and is a bold and inventive melodrama that offers a distinctively refreshing spin on a complex... See full summary »

Director: Frances Lea
Stars: Emun Elliott, Anna Madeley, Christine Bottomley
Documentary | Animation | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a small cottage on the northern coast of Scotland, Megan Boyd twirled tiny bits of feather and fur, silver and gold into fishing flies that were at once works of art, magical - and ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Steel
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

London: The Modern Babylon is legendary director Julien Temple's (Joe Strummer - The Future is Unwritten) epic time-traveling voyage to the heart of his hometown.

Director: Julien Temple
Stars: Keith Allen, Michael Gambon, Steve Jones
Up There (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Martin (deceased) is stuck in a dead-end job, welcoming the newly departed into the afterlife. All he dreams of is going 'Up There'. But his plans are thrown into disarray when he has to ... See full summary »

Director: Zam Salim
Stars: Burn Gorman, Iain De Caestecker, Warren Brown
Far North (2007)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A soldier's unexpected arrival affects two women's simple existence.

Director: Asif Kapadia
Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Krusiec, Sean Bean
Ulysses (1954)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

Director: Mario Camerini
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn
Senna (2010)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34.

Director: Asif Kapadia
Stars: Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams
Ali and Nino (2015)
Drama | Romance

Ali and Nino are teenagers from upper-class families living in Azerbaijan just before the First World War... See full synopsis »

Director: Asif Kapadia
Stars: María Valverde, Numan Acar, Adam Bakri
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Members of a family lives frantic lives of Olympian proportion.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro, Sam Kelly
Odyssey (TV Movie 2015)
Drama | Thriller

Three families are torn apart when a stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.

Director: Peter Horton
Stars: Anna Friel, Peter Facinelli, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Happy Toys (2014)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Stella's day job is to inhabit an adult bear costume and become Happy Bear, the shopfront mascot for toy store 'Happy Toys'. The humdrum of the working day is punctured when Stella's father... See full summary »

Director: Zawe Ashton
Stars: Amy Allen, Frances Barber, Imogen Doel
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Hanifa Bibi ...
Herself - Contributor (voice)
Joel Budd ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Tony Burns ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Steve Cram ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Elena ...
Herself - Contributor (voice)
Robert Elms ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Darren Estabrook ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Lorna Gayle ...
Herself - Contributor (voice) (as Lorna Gale)
Bruno Gonta ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Keith Gray ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Paul Kitcatt ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Matteo Merla ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Martin Newman ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Gurinder Saini ...
Herself - Contributor (voice)
Alex Sutton ...
Himself - Contributor (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Hackney-born Kapadia combines epic aerial images and the voices of Londoners to chart the city's turbulent yet inspiring journey from 2005 to the 2012 Olympics.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

THE ODYSSEY - Hackney-born Kapadia combines epic aerial images & the voices of Londoners to chart the city's turbulent yet inspiring journey from 2005 to the 2012 Olympics.

Genres:

Documentary | Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 June 2012 (UK)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Well-balanced (aerial) overview of London
26 June 2012 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Seen as part of the London 2012 Festival programme of four short films, together with Max and Dania's What If?, Lynne Ramsay's Swimmer and Mike Leighs A Running Jump.

The Odyssey is a documentary short about London between 2005, when it was awarded the Olympic Games, and 2012, with the games due to take place a month or so after the film's release. It juxtaposes aerial views from across the city with the voices of a variety of people, some famous, some ordinary, talking about a broad range of topics, from the Olympics itself to the terrorist bombings which occurred the day after the result of the bid was announced, the 2008 Financial collapse, the effects of the subsequent austerity measures and the spiralling costs of putting on the games, and the riots of 2011. There are also clips from past Olympics and people talking about the moments from them which made an impact.

This is no simple glorification of the Olympics movement or London, the views represented offer a cross section of opinion, giving a rounded view of the good and the bad sides of London and Londoners and varying perspectives on the events of the past seven years. The aerial shots of the city, and in some cases the events being discussed, serve as a fascinating backdrop to the views being expressed. Well worth seeing.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I watch this? kenfearsatan
Discuss The Odyssey (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page