In 1941, on a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion.
"Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance."
When the leader of the opposition party is struck down by a truck, a journalist questions whether it was an accident. An investigation finds all of the witnesses mysteriously disappearing. This movie's title refers to the political leader's Christ-like character.
The women of defeated Troy are at the mercy of the Greeks in this adaption of Euripedes' tragic anti-war play. The unbeatable cast is lead by Katharine Hepburn, Irene Papas, Genevieve Bujold and Vanessa Redgrave.
Basil, a timid English writer, hires Zorba, a gregarious peasant, to work in a mine he has inherited on Crete. Eventually, Zorba's undying exuberance forces Basil to undergo a transformation into becoming a more active participant in his own life.
"Homer's classic epic poem about the hero, Odysseus, and his travels home after the infamous ten year battle of Troy, is brought to the screen. The gods seize the opportunity to make Odysseus and his crew the pawns in their games, forcing Odysseus to take unbelievable detours that add years to his journey home. These detours throw him into conflict with great mythological creatures like Circe, the Cyclops, and Poseidon, and ultimately bring him to...