Nostromo (TV serial)
|Directed by||Alastair Reid|
|Country of origin||UK|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Cinematography||Franco Di Giacomo|
|Running time||55 m per episode|
|Original airing||5 January 1997|
Nostromo is a 1997 British-Italian television drama miniseries directed by Alastair Reid and produced by Fernando Ghia of Pixit Productions, a co-production with Radiotelevisione Italiana, Televisión Española, and WGBH Boston. The music is composed by Ennio Morricone. It stars Claudio Amendola, Paul Brooke, Lothaire Bluteau, Claudia Cardinale, Colin Firth and Albert Finney. It is described as "an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's epic story Nostromo of political upheaval, greed and romance in turn-of-the-20th-century South America."
- Claudio Amendola as Nostromo
- Paul Brooke as Capt. Mitchell
- Lothaire Bluteau as Martin Decoud
- Claudia Cardinale as Teresa Viola
- Joaquim de Almeida as Col. Sotillo
- Brian Dennehy as Joshua C. Holroyd
- Albert Finney as Dr. Monygham
- Colin Firth as Charles Gould
- Roberto Escobar as Pedro Montero
- Ruth Gabriel as Antonia Avellanos
- Fernando Hilbeck as Don Jose Avellanos
- Serena Scott Thomas as Emilia Gould
- Salvatore Basile as Gen. Montero
- Xavier Burbano as Ramirez
- Emiliano Díez as Don Pepe
- Romina Mondello as Giselle Viola
- Stefania Montorsi as Linda Viola
- Arnoldo Foà as Giorgio Viola
Release and reception
The series was filmed in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia over twenty weeks in 1995. It had a budget of about 20 million dollars. It premiered on June 25, 1996, at the 48th Prix Italia Festival. Nostromo was later broadcast on the American channel PBS's Masterpiece Theatre and Italian channel Raiuno on 5 January 1997, and was shown on BBC 2 in the UK from 1 February 1997. The series was nominated for an ALMA Award for Outstanding Latino/a Cast in a Made-for-Television Movie or Mini-Series and Claudio Amendola won the Golden Pegasus Award for Best Television Actor at the Italian Flaiano International Prizes.
- Moore, Gene M. (1997). Conrad on Film. Cambridge University Press. p. 249. ISBN 978-0-521-55448-0.
- "Fernando Ghia, 69; Italian Film, TV Producer Known Best for 'Mission'". Los Angeles Times. 11 June 2005. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
- Paolo Calcagno (26 June 1996). "Raiuno rivede la rotta del Nostromo". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
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