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The War That Never Ends (1991)

The Peloponnesian Wars (Athens versus Sparta for twenty-seven years) told in the format of news broadcast-like monologues by Theucydides, Plato, and others.

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

Plato (writings), Thucydides (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Bennett ... Corcyran Representative
David Calder ... Cleon
Oliver Ford Davies ... Melian Representative
Don Henderson ... Socrates
Jonathan Hyde ... Corinthian Representative
Andrew Keir ... Archidamus
Sara Kestelman Sara Kestelman ... Presenter (voice)
Ben Kingsley ... Pericles
Michael Kitchen ... 2nd Athenian Representative
David Lyon David Lyon ... Camarinean Representative
Alec McCowen ... Thucydides
Stephen Moore Stephen Moore ... 1st Athenian Representative
Nathaniel Parker ... Alcibiades
Bob Peck ... Nicias
Ronald Pickup ... Diodotus
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The Peloponnesian Wars (Athens versus Sparta for twenty-seven years) told in the format of news broadcast-like monologues by Theucydides, Plato, and others.

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Genres:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1991 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Sota jolle ei ole loppua See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The war that never ends: to bad you will never see it either
20 August 2006 | by chilidgSee all my reviews

An exceptional work. It gives true insight into how civilized societies (nations) get into terrible messes. The acting is superior and the meanings are clear. A must see for those who seek to understand the actions of the powerful and the lost.

In my humble opinion: This is much more than a brilliant analysis of the 27-year war between Athens and Sparta that destroyed the Athenian empire. While watching this program, you can plainly see and identify our own parallel events being argued by our own leaders. I particularly could recognize the sincere as well as the disingenuous machinations of political expediency and the appropriation of moral right through the speeches and dialogue of the political and military men of that time (and ours). I thought it had truly clever style as presented in an old television theater style simulated and much like current hyped critical news programming.

I was so inspired that it was one of the reason I went back to making video. I don't think it will be released again. It's too bad because this is what good television was and could be all about.


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