ARTE FRANCE, ROSEBUD PRODUCTIONS
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Odysseus' fleet tries to avoid Charybdis, the first sea monster ready to swallow them, but Scylla, a horrible multi-headed creature, destroys three of his ships. The last few hours have been grueling, and the sailors want to rest on the island of Helios, which is now in sight.
Odysseus has been warned by Tiresias: under no circumstances should they harm the Sun God's cows, or else they will all lose their lives. The sailors promise. But after a few days, awaiting for Odysseus to fall asleep, they slaughter the animals and devour them. Odysseus is at his wit's end, and all flee. Helios demands a penalty from Zeus, who is happy to oblige. After this terrible storm, Odysseus is alone. He is drifting off on flotsam and jetsam, to the island of Calypso, who falls in love with him. She comforts him and looks after him. She even offers him... immortality.
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