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Mediterraneo (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War  |  31 January 1991 (Italy)
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Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the ... See full summary »

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Diego Abatantuono ...
Nicola Lorusso
Claudio Bigagli ...
Raffaele Montini
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Antonio Farina
Claudio Bisio ...
Corrado Noventa
Gigio Alberti ...
Eliseo Strazzabosco (as Luigi Alberti)
Ugo Conti ...
Luciano Colasanti
Memo Dini ...
Libero Munaron
Vasco Mirandola ...
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Vanna Barba ...
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Carmelo LaRosa
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Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in sight, so the soldiers begin to relax a little. Things change when their ship is hit and destroyed by the enemy, and the soldiers find themselves abandoned there. Actually, the island isn't deserted and when the Greeks understand that those Italians are harmless, they came out of their hiding places in the mountains and continue their peaceful lives. Soon the soldiers discover that being left behind in a God-forgotten Greek island isn't such a bad thing, after all... Written by Flavio Rizzardi <spillo@maya.dei.unpid.it>

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On a magical Greek island a soldier is about to discover that it is better to make love instead of war [Australian theatrical] See more »

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel revealed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) to have walked out of this movie after a private screening. When the movie won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, even so, they vowed to not watch the movie again. See more »

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Nicola Lorusso: Life isn't enough. One life isn't enough for me. There aren't enough days. Too many things to do, too many ideas. Every sunset upsets me because another day has gone by.
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Soldier's Escape
1 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I think IMDb explains the plot best: An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in sight, so the soldiers begin to relax a little. Actually, the island isn't deserted and when the Greeks understand that those Italians are harmless, they came out of their hiding places in the mountains and continue their peaceful lives. Soon the soldiers discover that being left behind in a God-forgotten Greek island isn't such a bad thing, after all...

The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign film in 1991 and I'm pretty sure this wasn't the best foreign film of that year, but I can understand why it won. The film captures something I think many people can relate to or understand...escape. These soldiers find an escape from the war. Which is something anybody who has been in a war can relate to. And, the film also captures the freedom these men have. For the moment they're at the island they can also escape from their everyday responsibilities and do what they like best. That's something most people want. For instance, the lieutenant enjoys painting and at the island he gets the opportunity to paint the church. Instead of fighting a war or worrying about how to pay the bills he is doing what he enjoys best, painting. The film may not be the best foreign film of 1991, but it is a very warm-hearted film that you will enjoy.

3 (***) out of (****)


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