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Homère, la dernière Odyssée

A Feature film by Fabio Carpi

Produced by Ile Productions

Release in France : 04/02/1998

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Ile Productions

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Gam Films, Amka Films

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An elderly writer is giving a wordwide lecture tour, accompanied by an attractive young woman. Like his fellow-writer Borges, and no doubt Homer too, René Kermadec is blind. As they travel from Rome to Madrid, from Seville to Zurich and from Paris to Munich, his companion Sibilla “explains” the outside world to him as she sees it through her eyes with their hunger for life. Sibilla loves René but she regularly cheats on him. How could the old man satisfy her body brimming with desire? In Spain, she falls in love with a young bullfighter whose vitality also captivates the writer. Their scandalous threesome shocks public opinion but affords the old man the consolation of an imaginary fatherhood and gives the young woman the pleasure of passion. A pleasure that doesn’t last long...


As the character of René was inspired by Jorge Luis Borges, I spent a long time looking at photos of him: the way he held his body, his hands, the stick he always held in front of him, his hair in the wind, his dead eyes... But photos weren’t enough, so I observed how my blind friends live and react. I hereby thank them all for putting up with my rude staring. I used them as inspiration and tried to live as though I didn’t have the crucial sense of sight. I lived for three months in Borges’s night. It was a fascinating job for me.

Claude Rich

Full credits (11)

Executive Producer :

Raymond Blumenthal

Line Producer :

Raymond Blumenthal

Director of Photography :

Fabio Cianchetti

Press Attachés (film) :

Laurence Granec, Estelle Chailloux

Production Designer :

Carmelo Agate

French distributor :

Amel Lacombe

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Fabio Carpi

Screenwriter :

Fabio Carpi

Sound Recordist :

Roberto Petrozzi

Editor :

Bruno Sarandrea

Costume designer :

Silvana Carpi

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Feature film

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Italy, Switzerland, France

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Minority French (Italy, Switzerland, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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