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Achilles (1995)

With the loss of Patroclus (his undeclared male lover), Greek warrior Achilles returns to the Trojan War.

Director:

Barry Purves

Writers:

Jo Cameron Brown (dialogue), Homer (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Derek Jacobi ... Narrator (voice)
Simon Green Simon Green ... (voice)
David Holt ... (voice)
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Storyline

In Claymation, we see the story of Achilles. He loves Patroclus; they carry that love with them when the Greeks seek revenge on Troy. After nine years of assault on the city, Achilles goes into a funk and withdraws from the battle when he decides that Agamemnon, the Greek king, has denied him his due spoils, a captured Trojan slave girl. In Achilles' absence, Patroclus leads the Greeks into battle, with tragic consequences. To avenge his loss and absolve his grief, Achilles faces Hector. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Animation | Short

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 2002 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Achille See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Won Special Prize, Hiroshima International Animation Festival 1996. See more »

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Narrator: What makes a leader of men - the armor or the heart?
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Edited into Boys in Love (1996) See more »

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fascinating
23 August 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a real fascinating show, for tension, for technique, for the science to remind, in new light, an old well known story. Achilles and Patrocles. each of us knows the nature of the friendship who defines theirs relation. but Barry Purves has the art to redefine this link in the most inspired style. fragility. force. fight. angry, pain, revenge, the apotheotic end. the temptation to see it again and again is not small. because the director has the gift to resurrect the Greece who you only imagine in the history class as answer to the words of Homer.and your images from the youth become alive in delicate, splendid manner. so, a film as time trip.


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