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Ralph Fiennes to Star in Movie "The Return"


Fri 29 Apr 2022 | 10:30 AM
Yara Sameh

Ralph Fiennes is collaborating with Juliette Binoche in the movie "The Return".

Fiennes and Binoche last starred together in the 1996 iconic movie "The English Patient".

"The Return" is a love story that explores the Saharan front of World War II. It was a cultural sensation upon its release, spurring many tributes and jokes, including an infamous Seinfeld episode.

Italian filmmaker Uberto Pasolini is directing the project from a script by John Collee and UK playwright Edward Bond.

"The Return" will be an original take on a gritty retelling of The Odyssey, one of the most essential pieces of literature ever created. The poem depicts the story of Odysseus' return to Ithaca and his wife, Penelope, after the Trojan war.

The movie will begin with Odysseus (Fiennes) washing ashore on his home island of Ithaca, twenty years after he set sail for the Trojan War. He will find his island and his home much altered, with Penelope (Binoche) held prisoner by a board of hostile suitors and his son Telemachus now grown-up and marred by a lack of a father figure.

Odysseus, who was changed by his years at war and his traumatic journey home, will have to find his strength in order to finally come home.

"I feel enormously fortunate to be able to bring Homer's world alive through the great talent of Juliette and Ralph, whose powerful screen presence is matched by the fearlessness they bring to their work," Pasolini said in a statement.

The film's producer, James Clayton added that the movie will present the Odyssey as never been seen before

"The Return" is produced by Clayton and Pasolini. They are producing for Red Wave Films. HanWay Films will handle worldwide sales for the movie, which will commence at this year's Cannes Film Festival.