Coming Out at 13 May 2004 in theaters
Troy is epic historical war drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and written by David Benioff. Produced by units in Malta, Mexico and Britain’s Shepperton Studios, the film features an ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom. It is loosely based on Homer’s Iliad in its narration of the entire story of the decade-long Trojan War—condensed into little more than a couple of weeks, rather than just the quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year. Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of the Greek army invading the historical city of Troy, defended by Hector’s Trojan army. The end of the film (the sack of Troy) is not taken from the Iliad, but rather from Quintus Smyrnaeus’s Posthomerica as the Iliad concludes with Hector’s death and funeral.
Troy made over $497 million worldwide, temporarily placing it in the #60 spot of top box office hits of all time. It received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design and was the 8th highest-grossing film of 2004.
A battle between the Greek armies of King Agamemnon of Mycenae and King Triopas of Thessaly is averted when the great warrior Achilles, fighting for Agamemnon, defeats Boagrius, Triopas’ champion, in single combat. Thessaly joins Agamemnon’s loose alliance of all the Greek kingdoms.
Prince Hector of Troy and his younger brother Paris negotiate a peace treaty with Menelaus, King of Sparta. However, Paris is having an affair with Menelaus’ wife, Queen Helen, and smuggles her aboard their home-bound vessel. Upon learning of this, Menelaus meets with Agamemnon, his elder brother, and asks him to help take Troy. Agamemnon agrees, as conquering Troy will give him control of the Aegean Sea. Agamemnon has Odysseus, King of Ithaca, persuade Achilles to join them. Achilles, who strongly dislikes Agamemnon, eventually decides to go after his mother Thetis tells him that though he will die, he will be forever glorified.
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writers: Homer (poem), David Benioff
Stars: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne, Saffron Burrows, Julie Christie
|Adoni Maropis||…||Agamemnon’s Officer|
|Jacob Smith||…||Messenger Boy|
|Lucie Barat||…||Helen’s Handmaiden|
|Manuel Cauchi||…||Old Spartan Fisherman|
|Mark Lewis Jones||…||Tecton|
|Desislava Stefanova||…||Singing Woman|
|Tanja Tzarovska||…||Singing Woman|
|Alex King||…||Apollonian Guard|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia