Dublin; June 16, 1904. Stephen Dedalus, who fancies himself as a poet, embarks on a day of wandering about the city during which he finds friendship and a father figure in Leopold Bloom, a middle-aged Jew. Meanwhile, Bloom's day, illuminated by a funeral and an evening of drinking and revelry that stirs paternal feelings toward Stephen, ends with a rapprochement with Molly, his earthy wife.
Did You Know?
Although the British Board of Film Censors had passed the film on 14 March 1967 with an "X" certificate after cuts, the Greater London Council granted a local "X" certificate to the uncut version in May 1967. The uncut version was a huge success, opening at the Academy Cinema One (516 seats) on 1 June 1967 for 44 weeks before moving next door to the smaller Academy Cinema Two (404 seats) for a further 26 weeks. When the film finally closed on 2 October 1968 it was still being advertised as "X" (London). See more
Thus spake Zarathustra!
In the theatrical version, the Nighttown sequence began with a white super reading reading "Nighttown" scrolling across the screen. The DVD release omits the super. See more
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