Romulus and Remus, two shepherds and loyal brothers, end up taking part to a journey that will lead one of them to be the founder of the greatest nation ever seen. However, the fate of the chosen one will pass from killing his own brother.
A mock-heroic 1798 poem Eneida is magnum opus of the first modern Ukrainian writer Ivan Kotliarevsky. It's a parody of Virgil's Aeneid, where Kotlyarevsky transformed the Trojan heroes into Ukrainian Cossacks.
Quiet Tarkovskian drama about an old man who lives alone on a deserted island which the Soviet fighter planes use for nighttime target practicing. A young mute boy is sent from the mainland... See full summary »
A father and son, separated by the "generation gap," discover kinship in their common affection for a young woman washed up onto their shore. Their bond is then strongly reinforced when, together, they kill a dangerous intruder.
I must admire Rossi faithful depiction of this antique tale. Only 3 years after he accomplish his original masterpiece Odyssey, Franco Rossi made film version of greatest Latin epic which is as far as I know only version of Virgil opus (there is one peplum Avenger, but dealing only with second part of book). This series is a bit deficient to reach glory & authenticity of his previous work (L'Odissea),but on another hand Virgil also cant match Homer (no one can). And still it vividly depict cruel destiny of defeated Trojans & their bitter struggle to survive & find new homeland. Just like his previous masterwork, this series magically transfer atmosphere of that period of late bronze age. Giulio Brogi proves himself worthy of character he played as wise & steadfast leader of doomed nation who grasp to save what can be saved. The opening scenes of raging sea wouldn't mean anything, if that Rossi isn't behind his artistic wish to portray raging forces of destiny which sometimes cast mankind on islands of unknown as shipwrecked sailors.Series also depicts famous love story of Dido & Enea.Destruction of Troy, not filmed in Odyssey, is depicted here in all his fire & cruelty. Whole scenography is usual for Rossi (or Cacoyanis, or Pasolini): slow, natural, proverbial. Music perfectly fits fabulae. I strongly suggest to all admirers of ancient literacy to watch this series.
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