Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.
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Series cast summary:
Bekim Fehmiu ...  Ulisse 8 episodes, 1968
Carlo Alighiero Carlo Alighiero ...  Italian Narrator 8 episodes, 1968
Leonard Steckel Leonard Steckel ...  Narrator (German version) 8 episodes, 1968
Constantin Andrieu Constantin Andrieu ...  Antinoo 7 episodes, 1968
Irene Papas ...  Penelope 6 episodes, 1968
Renaud Verley ...  Telemaco 6 episodes, 1968
Barbara Bach ...  Nausicaa 6 episodes, 1968
Marina Berti ...  Arete 5 episodes, 1968
Roy Purcell Roy Purcell ...  Alcinoo 4 episodes, 1968
Marcella Valeri Marcella Valeri ...  Euriclea 4 episodes, 1968
Karl-Otto Alberty ...  Eurimaco 4 episodes, 1968
Constantin Nepo Constantin Nepo ...  Antinoo 2 episodes, 1968
Ivica Pajer ...  Euriloco 2 episodes, 1968
Petar Buntic Petar Buntic ...  Filetore 1 episode, 1968
Maurizio Tocchi Maurizio Tocchi ...  Leocrito 3 episodes, 1968
Andrea Saric Andrea Saric ...  Melanto 2 episodes, 1968
Michèle Breton ...  Atena 1 episode, 1968
Duje Novakovic Duje Novakovic ...  Elpenore 1 episode, 1968
Scilla Gabel ...  Elena 2 episodes, 1968
Samson Burke Samson Burke ...  Polifemo 2 episodes, 1968
Corrado Monteforte Corrado Monteforte ...  Anfinomo 2 episodes, 1968
Fausto Tozzi ...  Menelao 2 episodes, 1968
Mimmo Palmara ...  Achille 1 episode, 1968
Enzo Fiermonte ...  Demodoco 1 episode, 1968
Gérard Herter ...  Laocoonte 1 episode, 1968
Igor Sunara ...  Suitor 2 episodes, 1968
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Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.

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Trivia

A Thomas organ was prominently featured on the soundtrack to create special musical effects. See more »

Goofs

When the bow of Ulysses is taken form the storage room it is clearly strung. Bows have to be stored unstrung or they lose their strength over time (and this one is said to have not been touched for 20 years). As a result the movie deviates from the epic in the essential part that in the epic the bow is useless to the suitors because they are unable to string it (either due to lack of strength or not knowing that a composite bow is strung backwards). The movie on the other hand shows the suitors (rather unconvincingly) unable to simply draw the bow. See more »

Alternate Versions

The ElleU Multimedia (Rome, Italy) DVD release, on 2 discs, eliminates the initial and final titles of each of the eight parts of the original TV movie (except for the initial titles of the first and for the final titles of the last one), thus presenting the whole series as a single movie. On the contrary, the VHS release, on 3 cassettes, maintains the titles of every single part. This could be the reason for the different running time, leading to the conclusion that the DVD release is not cut. See more »

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Version of The Odyssey (1997) See more »

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haunting & unforgettable
20 July 2005 | by j-tingleySee all my reviews

I've been trying to find out about this series for ages! Thank you, IMDb! I saw this as a child and have never quite been able to get it out of my mind. As a 6-year old, of course, I was particularly struck by the episode of the cyclops, which was absolutely chilling (I talked about it so much that my older brother made me a cyclops out of a plastic cave man figurine, which I still have) What I also remember, though, was the atmosphere, which was unusual right from the beginning - mysterious, austere, and extremely authentic. When I read the original many years later I experienced that same sensation. It's a very hard thing to capture - and probably impossible in Hollywood. Every 'Odyssey' I've seen since has been an enormous let-down. The characters in this series seemed genuine, real people - ancient Greek people - and not some Hollywood stars in costumes. This is a real masterpiece! But - Why is it not better known? And why isn't it available on VHS or DVD? I would just love to have the chance to see this again!


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Country:

Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

24 March 1968 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Ulisses See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) | (8 episodes) | (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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