ARTE FRANCE, ROSEBUD PRODUCTIONS
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
10 years earlier, as the Greek warriors had just razed Troy. Devastated by this “war for nothing” which has caused so many deaths, Odysseus is indignant against the gods, guilty of having let this carnage happen. He wishes for nothing more than to return to his kingdom, the island of Ithaca.
During his crew's first stopover at the Cicones’, he stops the fighting, appalled. Further down the road, he meets the Lotus-eaters, who offer him a fruit that can make him forget everything. But Athena intervenes to prevent him from ingesting it. He finally arrives on the Cyclopes’ island, which piques his interest. But curiosity killed the cat: Odysseus and his companions have a deadly encounter with Polyphemus in his cave. The cyclops kills two men before our hero can even dare to move...