R | | Drama, History
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Diane Kruger (Helen) and Sean Bean (Odysseus), both star in another movie together - National Treasure (2004).
Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?
Coins are placed on dead characters' eyes before their bodies are burnt. Ancient Greeks placed a coin in the corpse's mouth, not on the eyes. However, the Trojan War occurred before coined money was invented (in the 7th century BC), so they wouldn't have had coins at all.
The German theatrical version was cut for violence to get a "Not under 12" rating. Home video version is uncut and has a "Not under 16" rating.
$1,017,826 (Austria) (14 May 2004)
$133,378,256 (USA) (30 September 2004)
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