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Helen of Troy (2003)  link to Helen of Troy on IMDb  

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IMDb Rating:
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6.3/10 (5399 votes)

Country: Classics, 175 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, French, Spanish

Genre(s): Action, Drama, Adventure, Romance

Director(s): John Kent Harrison

Cast: Emilia Fox (as Cassandra, Princess of Troy), James Callis (as Menelaus), Daniel Lapaine (as Hector), Nigel Whitmey (as Odysseus), Stellan Skarsgård (as Theseus)

Medium: Original DVD,

Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Plot Outline: The face that launched a thousand ships was the centerpiece of this two-part TV miniseries, which invoked affectionate memories of the overblown Cecil B. DeMille epics of years gone by. Set in the 13th century B.C., the series starred Sienna Guillory as Helen, the Olympian-born, dazzlingly beautiful trophy wife of Sparta's King Menelaus (James Callis). Unhappy in her "marriage of state," Helen yearned for the companionship of the gorgeous young man whom she had seen only in a vision: Paris (Matthew Marsden), the Prince of Troy. As luck would have it, Paris managed to "abduct" Helen and spirit her off to his homeland, where she was welcomed by his father, King Priam (John Rhys-Davies), despite the portents of doom from Paris' foresighted sister, Cassandra (Emilia Fox). Meanwhile back in Sparta, King Menelaus, his honor besmirched, declared war on Troy, thus beginning a ten-year conflict that would culminate disastrously in the incident of the Trojan horse. All of which greatly pleased Menelaus' covetous brother, Agamemnon (Rufus Sewell), who cannily exploited the war in order to emerge as King of the Aegean.

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Apr 26, 2017