1940 France just before the great invasion. Eliane is a pharmacist who is married to her dull husband and has a teenage daughter. Eliane is an attractive woman who has let her passion fall ... 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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