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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bekim Fehmiu ...  Ulisse 8 episodes, 1968
Leonard Steckel Leonard Steckel ...  Narrator (German version) 8 episodes, 1968
Constantin Andrieu Constantin Andrieu ...  Antinoo 7 episodes, 1968
Irene Papas ...  Penelope 6 episodes, 1968
Renaud Verley ...  Telemaco 6 episodes, 1968
Barbara Bach ...  Nausicaa 6 episodes, 1968
Marina Berti ...  Arete 5 episodes, 1968
Roy Purcell Roy Purcell ...  Alcinoo 5 episodes, 1968
Marcella Valeri Marcella Valeri ...  Euriclea 4 episodes, 1968
Karl-Otto Alberty ...  Eurimaco 4 episodes, 1968
Constantin Nepo Constantin Nepo ...  Antinoo 4 episodes, 1968
Ivica Pajer ...  Euriloco 4 episodes, 1968
Petar Buntic Petar Buntic ...  Filetore 4 episodes, 1968
Maurizio Tocchi Maurizio Tocchi ...  Leocrito 3 episodes, 1968
Andrea Saric Andrea Saric ...  Melanto 3 episodes, 1968
Michèle Breton Michèle Breton ...  Atena 3 episodes, 1968
Duje Novakovic Duje Novakovic ...  Elpenore 3 episodes, 1968
Scilla Gabel ...  Elena 2 episodes, 1968
Samson Burke Samson Burke ...  Polifemo 2 episodes, 1968
Corrado Monteforte 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
Igor Sunara ...  Suitor 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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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 March 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Avanture odiseja See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | (8 episodes) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mario Bava directed the sequence with Polifemo, the Cyclops, and Piero Schivazappa directed the sequence with the Trojan Horse. 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 »

Alternate Versions

The ElleU Multimedia (Rome, Italy) DVD release, on 2 discs, eliminates the initial and final titles of each of the eight parts of the original TV movie (except for the initial titles of the first and for the final titles of the last one), thus presenting the whole series as a single movie. On the contrary, the VHS release, on 3 cassettes, maintains the titles of every single part. This could be the reason for the different running time, leading to the conclusion that the DVD release is not cut. See more »

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The Best Interpretation of the Homeric Classic
17 January 2006 | by bebop63-1See all my reviews

Of all the versions of the Odyssey (or of any Greek mythological story for that matter), this in my opinion is the best of them all. Almost true to the original storyline - with some minor deviations and omissions, e.g. the absence of Scylla & Charybdis and the fact that Odysseus's fleet of ships is reduced to just one instead of the original 12- the realistic acting and authentic scenery and costumes all contribute to make this a truly memorable masterpiece, not just another sword-and-sandal Hollywood production B-flick. Notwithstanding the fact that the dialogue and subtitles are completely in Italian, if one is familiar with the storyline, he can still make heads and tails of what is going on and what the actors are saying (provided you have a good handy text of the Odyssey at hand). At least I did, and so much so that it has inspired me to study the Italian language to better appreciate the movie even more.


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