7.4/10
11,225
42 user 13 critic

Mediterraneo (1991)

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

Writer:

Reviews
Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Spanish girl Teresa comes to Milan to meet Ponchia, Marco, Paolino and Cedro who have not seen each other for years: her man, their old friend Rudy, is in jail in Marrakech and needs help ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Cristina Marsillach
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mario leads a normal life, working in a Milan bank. His daily routine is shattered when he witnesses a murder and is shot himself by the killer, a deranged police commissioner. To save his ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Valeria Golino, Claudio Bisio
Turné (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two actors leave on a theatrical tour, but there is a matter to be settled: one has become the lover of the other's girl-friend and since they are very good friends, cannot bring himself to... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Laura Morante, Fabrizio Bentivoglio
Happy Family (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ezio is a screenwriter scared by happy endings, who earns his living thanks to an invention of his father. He is going through a creative crisis, until he has a car crash with Anna, who ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Fabio De Luigi, Diego Abatantuono, Fabrizio Bentivoglio
Sud (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A bunch of hopeless unemployed occupy a polling place during general election in Italy to protest and report the mafia affairs of Mr. Cannavacciuolo. He is candidate and is setting up a ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Silvio Orlando, Claudio Bisio, Francesca Neri
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A young boy accidentally discovers a deep hole in the ground, where another boy is kept prisoner.

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Dino Abbrescia, Giorgio Careccia
Nirvana (1997)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jimi, a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the... See full summary »

Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Rubini
Il Postino (1994)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Simple Italian postman learns to love poetry while delivering mail to a famous poet; he uses this to woo local beauty Beatrice.

Directors: Michael Radford, Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Philippe Noiret, Maria Grazia Cucinotta
Amnèsia (2002)
Drama | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Gabriele Salvatores
Stars: Diego Abatantuono, Sergio Rubini, Martina Stella
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A teacher (Saverio) and a schoolkeeper (Mario) get lost in the Italian countryside. They find themselves in the late 15th century, they met Leonardo da Vinci and try to teach him how to ... See full summary »

Directors: Roberto Benigni, Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Roberto Benigni, Iris Peynado
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three friends cross Italy by car in order to deliver their boss his dog and a wooden leg.

Directors: Aldo, Giacomo, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Aldo, Giovanni, Giacomo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Gaetano, giovane napoletano, decide di lasciare casa, lavoro ed amici, per cercare altri momenti di vita e conoscere altre persone. Arriva a Firenze, a casa della zia. In un ambulatorio, ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Troisi
Stars: Massimo Troisi, Fiorenza Marchegiani, Marco Messeri
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Diego Abatantuono ...
Nicola Lorusso
Claudio Bigagli ...
Raffaele Montini
...
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
Vana Barba ...
Vassilissa
Luigi Montini ...
Pope
Irene Grazioli ...
Iazu
Antonio Catania ...
Carmelo LaRosa
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sent to invade a remote Greek island, eight misfit sailors discover a magical place where anything can happen! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

31 January 1991 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Mediterráneo  »

Box Office

Gross:

$4,532,791 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (international)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The island the movie is set on is called Megísti in Italian, Mes in Turkish and Kastellorizo in Greek. It is the easternmost inhabited Greek island and is located just 1 mile off the coast of Turkey. See more »

Quotes

Pope: Italians... Greeks... my face, my race... One face, one race
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

light film, heavy message
18 April 1999 | by (england) – See all my reviews

It was a very good Italian film I've seen along with Cinema paradiso and Barnabo delle Mongtagne. On the island they forget everything, just enjoy peace and simple jolly life. 30years later,a few people left the island come back, because they couldn't adjust themselves in the world. Only place to return to was the island. On watching the film, I was quite saddened, because our life is like a dessert where Utopia is nothing but a mirage. Director's words "I'd like to dedicate this film to people who want to run away" says all. Very memorable film!!!


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?