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Mediterraneo (1991)

In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

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Complete credited cast:
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 ...
Felice Munaron
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Vassilissa
Luigi Montini ...
Pope
Irene Grazioli ...
Iazu
Antonio Catania ...
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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Sent to invade a remote Greek island, eight misfit sailors discover a magical place where anything can happen! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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

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31 January 1991 (Italy)  »

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Mediterráneo  »

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$4,532,791 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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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: Know what this reminds me of? When the vacation was over. That's when we went back to school. Vacation was over and we headed home. This atmosphere here reminds me of that moment. I wonder if it's right. The world changes, and we're here. Right or not, that' how it is.Destiny can be manipulated. You can try to have things go as you'd like. One can change destiny.
Luciano Colasanti: It's not easy. Sometimes one has to obey destiny.
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Medditerraneo:Classic Italian Humour
4 December 2005 | by (Wollongong Australia) – See all my reviews

I am not one for Italian movies but this was a cracker. If you have to go by the sub-titles then pay attention at the beginning when the soldiers are in the process of securing the town and they engage a chicken.....its a bit of humour that has stayed with me for years since watching it.

It is one of those feel good movies that you just don't want to end...highly recommended.

In an age where any discerning movie goer struggles to find a decent movie at a video shop because of all the crassy Hollywood type movies that are churned out, this is a must watch movie.


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