• Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Release Date: August 17th, 2001

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2002

R |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

An epic tale about the enduring hope of love and the devastating brutality of war, set amid the Italian occupation of Greece during World War II. An officer falls in love with the daughter of the village doctor and he begins to question his reasons for fighting. As the war grows closer the two are forced to choose between their allegiance to their countries and the love they feel for one another.

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale, David Morrissey, Irini Pappas, Piero Maggio, Patrick Malahide

Director: John Madden

Genres: Drama , Romance , War

Production Co: Le Studio Canal +, Working Title Films, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Miramax Films, Universal Pictures

Keywords: Tense, Sacrifice, Doctor, Melodramatic, Daughter, Forbidden love, Passionate, 1940s, Love triangle, Transformation, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    I wish I'd brought a pair of peas to the screening. Then I could have taken in the glorious scenery without the dumb dialogue, which is delivered in a jangle of accents that makes a mockery of ethnicity.

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It's beautifully shot on Cephallonian locations by superb landscape photographer John Toll.

  • 88
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    Although it's in the same genre as "The English Patient," it's a vastly better movie --more surprising and original, more rigorous and sympathetic. This film is oddly shaped. It is also heartbreaking and exhilarating. show more

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