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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GP
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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

The series was aired in Italy together with an introduction of poet Giuseppe Ungaretti reading a few lines of the epic poem. However, his segments were lost by the RAI and can no longer be restored. 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 Multimedia San Paolo (Milan, Italy) VHS release, on 2 cassettes, is cut. It has a listed running time of 370 minutes. The Multimedia San Paolo (Milan, Italy) DVD release, on 2 discs, is cut. It has a listed running time of 370 minutes. The ElleU Multimedia (Rome, Italy) DVD release, on 2 discs, is cut. It has a listed running time of 392 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Ship: Tempest (2017) See more »

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An astonishingly resonant work
5 June 2004 | by rsaklikarSee all my reviews

This European TV mini-series has haunted me since I first viewed it with my parents over 20 years ago. Irene Pappas is superb as Penelope. The actor playing Ulysses seems to truly embody my image of the archetypal "thinking man's hero." The rhythm and pacing; the sets and location; the sense of death, longing and loss - "nostalgia" - from the Greek, "a longing for home" - are imbued in each scene. I remember asking my parents many questions about these strange doomed characters and their fate. And decades later,I remember the intensity with which we watched this production. It spurred me to seek a deeper understanding of Homer's work. Too bad the producers of this year's "Troy" (2004) didn't try and emulate this masterpiece. I'd appreciate any information on how I could obtain a DVD/video copy.


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