La isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo

L'Ile Mysterieuse / La Isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo / Die Geheimnisvolle Insel (The Mysterious Island) is a 1973 Spanish-language Italian-Spanish-French-Cameroonian adventure film adapted from Jules Verne's 1875 novel L'Île mystérieuse. This version was directed by Juan Antonio Bardem and Henri Colpi and featured Omar Sharif as Captain Nemo.[1] It was recut from a TV series of the same year.

La Isla misteriosa y el capitán Nemo
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Directed byJuan Antonio Bardem
Henri Colpi
Produced byJacques Bar
Written byJuan Antonio Bardem
Henri Colpi
Jules Verne (novel)
StarringOmar Sharif
Music byGianni Ferrio
CinematographyGuy Delecluse
Enzo Serafin
Edited byPaul Cayatte
Antonio Gimeno
Distributed byCinerama Releasing Corporation (U.S.)
Release date
  • 17 March 1973 (1973-03-17)
Running time
96 minutes

The film was 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, most likely radiation poisoning) and eventually shares the same fate as his counterpart James Mason in the 1954 Disney version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.



Roger Ebert awarded the film one and a half stars.[2]


  1. ^ Gómez, Juan Francisco Cerón (1998). El cine de Juan Antonio Bardem. Universidad de Murcia. pp. 220–222. ISBN 9788483710272. Retrieved 30 November 2020.
  2. ^ Ebert, Roger (1 January 1975). "The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo". Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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