The Odyssey onlineTroy is under siege for ten years. That only the walls of the city have not seen during this terrible time: bloody battles and enemy attacks, brutal deaths of brave soldiers and thousands of orphans doomed to a miserable existence. How long this will last, no one knew ... Odysseus is a mighty warrior. It was he who put an end to the merciless slaughter, proposing a cunning plan for the Greeks to take invincible Troy. Inspired by his achievements, a man makes an irreparable mistake. Comparing himself, an ordinary person, with the all-powerful gods, he was severely punished by Poseidon. The sea god was furious. By his power, Odysseus was abdicated from the house. He will never again be able to see his native Ithaca. And his beloved and son were forever deprived of the opportunity to hug a loved one.
The series "Odysseus" is the creation of one of the great directors of our time, Andrei Konchalovsky, who decided to create a unique picture based on two amazing works of Homer - "Odysseus" and "Iliad". The series turned out in a mythological style, slightly decorated with Hollywood gadgets and seems to be a fascinating and exciting adventure that took place many thousands of years ago. This is an amazing series, which is perfectly presented and has no similar ones in the world cinema. In Homer's interpretation, all characters and events look very majestic, rebellious and monumental. Konchalovsky slightly softened the presentation of images and events narrated by this unique poet. The director managed to present this interesting and captivating story as the dramatic life of one person. Odysseus is a strong, brave and intelligent ancient Greek warrior who had a good mind and therefore always succeeded. On his example, we see how military issues and other problems were solved earlier, exclusively only by brute force. But Odysseus comes up with other more reasonable and not bloody ways, using his mind, he develops cunning plans that, without sacrifice, allow you to turn the tide of the struggle. Once involved in the Trojan War, he also resorts to a clever and cunning plan, thanks to which the long-awaited victory was won and the city fell before the feet of the strongest. The wind god Aeolus expressed himself about Odysseus in such a way that he was the first among people who managed to use his mind and realized that he still had a lot to learn.Odysseus is one of the most respected and worthy kings of Ancient Greece, who did not seek to conquer or conquer the whole world, he just wanted to protect what he has. Ithaca is Odysseus's favorite place in Hellas, everything here is filled with his childhood memories. Any tree remembers Odysseus when he was small, when he managed to get hurt on the mighty crowns and branches. The magnificent shores of Ithaca still keep the memory of the first kisses of their king, and the beautiful views of the delightful sunsets and sunrises remember all the dreams and thoughts of the young ruler. All his feelings and thoughts are here and live together with this beautiful and dear island. Beloved wife and son, who remained here, their long separation lasted twenty years, attracts Odysseus to his native place like a magnet. Armando Assante played the role of Odysseus. This actor surprisingly accurately managed to convey the image of an ancient, courageous and proud warrior who would do anything to achieve his main goal. Beautiful appearance, good posture and a fit, athletic body, sly eyes, restrained emotions - Armando managed to convey all this, hardly anyone else played this role better than him. He showed us a real strong king, for whom you sincerely worry, worry and believe that he will cope with all the trials and get to his beloved city. The actor managed to take the best qualities of his hero and embody them on the screen so that he managed to overshadow the true image of the Homeric king. Grata Skakki in this film played the role of the faithful and loving wife of Odysseus, Queen Penelope. Her gentle, delicate image with a light and sad smile, gentle voice makes this heroine admire every second of her presence on the screen. She never ceases to believe that her husband is alive and will soon return to her and her son. For many years Penelope has rejected all courtship from other men, because she knows that her beloved Odysseus could not leave her. She is ready to wait for him until the end of her days, just not to put up with the idea that he is no longer alive. The role of Athena was excellently performed by Isabella Rossellinia. She looked simply excellent and brilliant, her deep light eyes and sweet sly smile attracts the eye. This mysterious, beautiful goddess herself decides to whom and when to appear. For our hero, Athena is a defender who comes to the rescue at the most necessary and difficult moment in the life of Odysseus. One of her phrases "My Odysseus" speaks of how softly and tenderly she treats her ward and how much care she puts into him. This goddess appears before the audience from different sides. At one point, she is a smart, kind, woman hurrying to help Odysseus, who can calmly conduct a casual conversation with our hero. And after a couple of minutes, she is a domineering, proud, unapproachable goddess, ready to prove to everyone that her strength is great and human life does not mean anything to her. Eric Roberts perfectly reincarnated as a Greek rich man named Eurymachus. This is an arrogant, hypocritical and at the same time attractive man who strives to conquer the throne that belongs to Odysseus, and also does not mind taking Queen Penelope as his wife. He is a cunning person, trying by hook or by crook to achieve what he wants, but unfortunately all his attempts are unsuccessful. He is a stately, handsome and prominent man who knows his own worth and has success with women. Eurymachus is the complete opposite of the protagonist. He looks great in the form of a certain villain, accordingly equalizing with Odysseus on the other side. These two characters look very good, charismatic and insightful, it's just that each of them fulfills the task assigned to him exactly. Looking at the amazing performance of these actors, I want to watch this film without looking up from the TV screen. All the actors did a great job, giving the series a stunning, memorable look.Everyone, without exception, coped with their work and accurately conveyed the idea of the director Andrei Konchalovsky, who created a wonderful picture with a full fascinating plot and a logical ending. He managed to present the ancient Greek myth as a dramatic story of the life of a great man of that time. And he did it one hundred percent. This is an interesting, exciting and emotional series that will certainly deserve the attention of viewers!
I heard this amazing and heartbreaking story when I was in school, we went through the myths of Ancient Greece in history lessons. Of course, at that time, I could not appreciate all the attractiveness, sadness and drama that overwhelmed the fate of the main characters in these stories. The most memorable for me was the story of the great and brave war Odysseus and his faithful wife Penelope. After a while, I accidentally stumbled upon an adaptation of this amazing myth and watched this series with great joy. This is a magnificent creation of Andrei Konchalovsky, who perfectly conveyed the whole essence and history of this amazing hero with his difficult and full of exciting adventures fate. The film very well conveys the events that took place, according to myths, in those distant and ancient times. Watching what is happening, it seems as if you are transported to those times where the gods can communicate with people, help them and show the right path, where there are many fascinating and mysterious adventures, as well as terrible monsters with which the main character must fight if wants to go home. The series begins its story from the moment when the great king and warrior Odysseus leaves his hometown to take part in the Trojan War, which has lasted for many years. A very long time passes, but the war does not end. Already many great and brave wars have laid their heads at the walls of this impregnable city. And finally, after ten long years of hostilities, the city fell and our hero, inspired and intoxicated by victory, hurries home to quickly meet his beloved wife Penelope and son Telemachus. But proud of his merit in the capture of the city of Troy, Odysseus angered the gods, who decided to punish the rebellious and daring warrior. They doomed the team to a long wandering across the seas without the right to enter the land of their native island. Odyssey still has a huge number of different troubles, exploits and battles. He triumphs over sea monsters and gods, all in order to quickly return home. He holds on with the last of his strength and does not lose hope of reuniting with his family, even in those moments when it would seem that there is no way out and their inevitable death awaits Odysseus boldly enters into battle with the most terrible and terrible creature and all this for the sake of his cherished dream! The wife of the protagonist Penelope deserves special attention and respect. This faithful, intelligent and reliable woman never for a moment doubted that her husband was alive. All the long years of separation, she faithfully waited for him, rejecting all courtship and hints from other men. Only her strong love gave Odysseus strength in his wanderings and did not let him fall into despair. Penelope found solace in their son, whom she raised strong, brave and honest, like his father. For twenty years she did not see Odysseus and did not receive a single piece of news from him, but still believed and hoped that fate would not separate them. And her pleas were heard. Many years later, he returned to her, because this love has no boundaries and no limitation period. This strong woman withstood everything and received the highest award for this! Throughout the series, their love story fills the picture with romance, tenderness and longing, and also all these years gives the main characters hope for a happy reunion. I also want to say a few words about another character in this film - the goddess of wisdom Athena, who for many years helped and supported the odyssey. Her clever instructions and advice were always timely and helped to cope with the most invincible enemies and monsters. She and the Odysseus had a warm, gentle and understanding relationship. Athena was very anxious and careful about her ward and tried to help him in every possible way and save him from trouble. This beautiful, domineering, majestic goddess often came to Odysseus in human form and could talk with him for a long time, even on distant topics. This is a fun and quality film that makes a good impression. There are no stunning special effects or graphics here, because the film was filmed fifteen years ago and at that time it was a wonderful series with exciting moments and an interesting plot. Its quality and popularity can be judged by the awards received. In one thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven, this picture received an Emmy award and this is also a very significant indicator! I am sure you will enjoy this show, especially if you are fans of various adventures and fairy tale characters! In this case, you will get a bunch of positive emotions and enjoy a wonderful, exciting and captivating series!