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Nostos: The Return (1989)

Nostos: Il ritorno (original title)
At the end of the war, Odysseus, the wandering hero, with his companions begins his sail back home to the Mediterranean. The conclusion of his adventure is delayed by many natural obstacles... See full summary »

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Franco Piavoli

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Franco Piavoli
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Cast overview:
Luigi Mezzanotte Luigi Mezzanotte ... Odysseus
Branca de Camargo Branca de Camargo ... Calypso
Alex Carozzo Alex Carozzo
Paola Agosti Paola Agosti
Giuseppe Marcoli Giuseppe Marcoli
Mariella Fabbris Mariella Fabbris
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At the end of the war, Odysseus, the wandering hero, with his companions begins his sail back home to the Mediterranean. The conclusion of his adventure is delayed by many natural obstacles and he takes an internal journey of fleeting memories of his childhood, his parents, love for a beautiful girl, nostalgia for the past, regret for what he did, and the deep silence that envelops everything. He confronts the most terrible loneliness following a shipwreck in which all the comrades perish. Written by Steve

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Italy

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October 1990 (USA) See more »

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Masterpiece

Although I doubted that ever again I will watch Odyssey on artistic scale comparable with Franco Rossi 1968 version, this another Italian version brings very pleasant surprise. And although before mentioned version is still considered the best ever, this one presents radically different approach. Its more inner Odyssey which tries to present only some of brief moments from Homer story with psychological dilemma of main character. Its not spectacle nor literal presentation of Homers work, and its certainly not one of the peplums. This is visual poetry and its highly recommended to every one who loves seventh art.Its sad its still not yet much known.


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