Directed byAlastair Reid
StarringClaudio Amendola
Colin Firth
Albert Finney
Claudia Cardinale
ComposerEnnio Morricone
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series1
No. of episodes4
ProducerFernando Ghia
CinematographyFranco Di Giacomo
Running time55 minutes
Original release
Release5 January 1997 (1997-01-05)

Nostromo is a 1997 British-Italian television drama series 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.[1] 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."[2]


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.[3] It premiered on 25 June 1996 at the 48th Prix Italia Festival.[3] 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.[1]

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.


  1. ^ a b Moore, Gene M. (1997). Conrad on Film. Cambridge University Press. p. 249. ISBN 978-0-521-55448-0.
  2. ^ "Fernando Ghia, 69; Italian Film, TV Producer Known Best for 'Mission'". Los Angeles Times. 11 June 2005. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Paolo Calcagno (26 June 1996). "Raiuno rivede la rotta del Nostromo". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 3 February 2014.