La isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo

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La Isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo
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Directed by Juan Antonio Bardem
Henri Colpi
Produced by Jacques Bar
Written by Juan Antonio Bardem
Henri Colpi
Jules Verne (novel)
Starring Omar Sharif
Music by Gianni Ferrio
Cinematography Guy Delecluse
Enzo Serafin
Edited by Paul Cayatte
Antonio Gimeno
Distributed by Cinerama Releasing Corporation (U.S.)
Release date
  • 17 March 1973 (1973-03-17)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

L'Ile Mysterieuse / La Isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo / Die Geheimnisvolle Insel (The Mysterious Island) is a 1973 European TV miniseries production (300 minutes) adapted from Jules Verne's novel L'Île mystérieuse. It was later re-edited into a 96-minute motion picture for theatrical release. This version was directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and Henri Colpi and featured Omar Sharif as Captain Nemo.

This TV miniseries turned out to be one of the most remarkable Jules Verne adaptations, remaining unusually faithful to the original book, including the exterior design of the Nautilus. Deviations from the original book were either limited to budget restrictions or moderate artistic liberty: While it seems not credible that the Nemo of the book achieved various, physically demanding stunts (considering he was weakened and subsequently dying of old age), Omar Sharif is much younger, relies on what's left of his crew (killed by some kind of disease) and eventually shares the same fate as his alter ego James Mason in the Disney version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


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