8.5/10
38
3 user

The War That Never Ends (1991)

The Peloponnesian Wars (Athens versus Sparta for twenty-seven years) told in the format of news broadcast-like monologues by Theucydides, Plato, and others.

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

Plato (writings), Thucydides (book) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Socrates (TV Movie 1971)
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Jean Sylvère, Anne Caprile, Giuseppe Mannajuolo
The Children (1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Rose Sellars (Kim Novak) is a middle-aged woman who falls in love with a widower (Sir Ben Kingsley). However, his children believe that their father is too old to start a new relationship.

Director: Tony Palmer
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Kim Novak, Siri Neal
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A biographical portrayal of Simon Wiesenthal, famous Nazi Hunter. From his imprisonment in a Nazi Concentration Camp, the film follows his liberation and his rise to become one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Gibson
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Renée Soutendijk, Craig T. Nelson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

1908: Pascali, a spy for the Sultan, sends reports to Istanbul that nobody reads. His suspicions are roused when a British archeologist appears, who may not be quite what he seems.

Director: James Dearden
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance, Kevork Malikyan
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective, Dr. Watson.

Director: Thom Eberhardt
Stars: Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal.

Director: Christian Duguay
Stars: Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Kingsley
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A High powered NY litigator, hired to defend a murderer who avenged his young son's death, struggles with his own desires for success versus the moral wishes of his client to choose the ... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Amy Irving, Ryan Marsini
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A man is in radio contact with his family when their airplane is shot down. He wants those responsible and becomes a criminal to get a job as deep sea diver with those salvaging the plane's cargo.

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon
Weapons of Mass Distraction (TV Movie 1997)
Comedy | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two media moguls get into a nasty power struggle for the ownership of a pro football team which takes a drastic effect on their personal and professional lives.

Director: Stephen Surjik
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley, Mimi Rogers
Death Watch (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.

Director: Chandran Rutnam
Stars: Ben Kingsley, Ben Cross, Patrick Rutnam
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

In nineteenth century Europe, an aging scheming couple decides to manipulate and seduce a couple of young newlyweds in love, just for the fun of it.

Director: Fabio Carpi
Stars: Marie-Christine Barrault, Ben Kingsley, Ann-Gisel Glass
Kean (TV Movie 1983)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Ben Kingsley
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
John Bennett ... Corcyran Representative
David Calder ... Cleon
Oliver Ford Davies ... Melian Representative
Don Henderson ... Socrates
Jonathan Hyde ... Corinthian Representative
Andrew Keir ... Archidamus
Sara Kestelman Sara Kestelman ... Presenter (voice)
Ben Kingsley ... Pericles
Michael Kitchen ... 2nd Athenian Representative
David Lyon David Lyon ... Camarinean Representative
Alec McCowen ... Thucydides
Stephen Moore ... 1st Athenian Representative
Nathaniel Parker ... Alcibiades
Bob Peck ... Nicias
Ronald Pickup ... Diodotus
Edit

Storyline

The Peloponnesian Wars (Athens versus Sparta for twenty-seven years) told in the format of news broadcast-like monologues by Theucydides, Plato, and others.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on book | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1991 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Sota jolle ei ole loppua See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Most but all wars start the same
16 August 2000 | by mwodanSee all my reviews

It's very unlikely that you'll ever see this tv-play (again). It was made and aired on the eve of the Gulf war and gave a perfect insight in how these "civilized" wars start. The actual {Peloponnesean) war self is not covered, just the built-up. This is about failing diplomacy, propaganda, people that misjudge situations at cost of many lives. There is no "action", just talking. The acting and direction is, as you would expect from the British, fantastic. the only "special effect" is that it literary gets darker as war becomes every more likely. If you get the chance to see this play, do it. It's probably the only chance you will get.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed