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Captain Corelli's Mandolin -- When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.

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Shawn Slovo (screenplay)
Louis de Bernières (novel)
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17 August 2001 (USA) See more »
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When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Sweet like candy but no more than that – unmemorable See more (217 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Penélope Cruz ... Pelagia

John Hurt ... Dr. Iannis

Christian Bale ... Mandras

Irene Papas ... Drosoula

Gerasimos Skiadaressis ... Mr. Stamatis
Aspasia Kralli ... Mrs. Stamatis
Mihalis Giannatos ... Kokolios
Dimitris Kaberidis ... Father Aresenios (as Dimitris Kamperidis)
Pietro Sarubbi ... Velisarios, The Strongman (as Pedro Sarubbi)

Viki Maragaki ... Eleni, Pelagia's Friend
Joanna-Daria Adraktas ... Young Lemoni
Ira Tavlaridis ... Older Lemoni
Katerina Didaskalou ... Lemoni's Mother
Emilios Chilakis ... Dimitris
Nikos Karathanos ... Spiros
Antonis Antoniou ... Recruiting Officer
Yorgos Kotanidis ... Mayor (as George Kotanidis)
Tasos Palatzidis ... Town Clerk (as Tasos Palantzidis)
Kostas Philippoglou ... Trembling Man
Froso Korrou ... Nun
Maria-Louisa Papadopoulou ... Mad Person
Dina Kafterani ... Mad Person
Vlassis Zotis ... Mad Person
Panos Thanassoulis ... Mad Person (as Panagiotis Thanassoulis)
Alexia Bouloukou ... Mad Person
Babis Artelaris ... Partisan
Gerasimos Iakovatos ... Partisan
Nikos Kalogiratos ... Partisan
Dionysis Karlis ... Partisan
Pavlos Lalis ... Partisan
Angelos Liberatos ... Partisan
Panagis Polichronatos ... Partisan
Christos Rangas ... Partisan
Dimitris Vandoros ... Partisan
Gerasimos Xidias ... Partisan
Dimitris Dimoulas ... Musician
Pantelis Filipatos ... Musician
Ilias Theofilatos ... Musician
Makis Filipatos ... Musician

Nicolas Cage ... Captain Antonio Corelli

Piero Maggiò ... Carlo

Vincent Riotta ... Quartermaster (as Vincenzo Ricotta)
Roberto Citran ... General Gandin
Federico Fioresi ... Soldier of La Scala
Sandro Stefanini ... Soldier of La Scala
Francesco Guzzo ... Soldier of La Scala
Germano Di Mattia ... Soldier of La Scala
Simone Spinazze ... Soldier of La Scala
Sergio Albelli ... Soldier of La Scala

Davide Quatraro ... Soldier of La Scala
Paco Reconti ... Soldier of La Scala
Nuccio Siano ... Soldier of La Scala
Salvatore Lazzaro ... Soldier of La Scala
Alessandro Repossi ... Soldier of La Scala
Massimiliano Pazzaglia ... Captain
Tim Hardy ... Colonel

Francesco Cabras ... Soldier with Cigarette
Nunzio Lombardo ... Soldier at Dance
Irini Eleftheriou ... Prostitute
Sofia Yannioti ... Prostitute
Marina Corelli ... Prostitute
Evi Tzortzi ... Prostitute
Leticia Moustaki ... Prostitute
Angeliki Lambri ... Prostitute (as Angelica Lambri)
Maria Philipakopoulou ... Prostitute
Irene Christidi ... Prostitute
Giovanni Parricelli ... Waterfront Band
Martin Robertson ... Waterfront Band
Ben Gant ... Waterfront Band
Paul Spong ... Waterfront Band
Eddie Hession ... Waterfront Band
Mike Pickering ... Waterfront Band
Oren Marshall ... Waterfront Band

David Morrissey ... Captain Gunther Weber

Patrick Malahide ... Colonel Barge
Martin Glyn Murray ... Officer
Till Bahlmann ... Officer
Renny Krupinski ... Officer
Peter Stark ... Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephen Chang ... Asian
Rhidian Bridge ... Soldier (uncredited)

Lucy Christofi Christy ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Alex Zorbas ... Mad Person (uncredited)

Directed by
John Madden 
 
Writing credits
Shawn Slovo (screenplay)

Louis de Bernières (novel "Captain Corelli's Mandolin")

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... co-producer
Enfys Dickinson .... content producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Jane Frazer .... co-producer
Debra Hayward .... co-producer
Mark Huffam .... producer
Kevin Loader .... producer
Susie Pugh-Tasios .... associate producer (as Susie Tasios)
 
Original Music by
Stephen Warbeck 
 
Cinematography by
John Toll 
 
Film Editing by
Mick Audsley 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Jim Clay 
 
Art Direction by
Gary Freeman 
Chris Seagers (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
John Bush 
 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Byrne 
 
Makeup Department
Jo Allen .... prosthetic makeup artist
Massimiliano Battista .... hair stylist
Lois Burwell .... makeup department head
Joseph Coscia .... hairdresser: Mr. Cage
Elisabetta De Leonardis .... assistant hair stylist
Carol F. Doran .... wig maker
Kay Georgiou .... hair stylist
Sian Grigg .... makeup artist
Jennifer Hegarty .... crowd makeup supervisor
Catherine Heys .... makeup artist
Pauline Heys .... key makeup artist
Conor O'Sullivan .... prosthetic supervisor
Lisa Tomblin .... chief hair designer
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist: Mr. Cage
Roisin O'Reilly .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Nigel Gostelow .... unit production manager
Nikos Nikolettos .... unit production manager
Lisa Rodgers .... post production executive
Kathy Sykes .... production supervisor
Michelle Wright .... executive in charge of production: Working Title Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierros Andrakakos .... assistant director
Vic Armstrong .... second unit director
Dimitris Birbilis .... assistant director
Toby Hefferman .... assistant director
Ben Howard .... third assistant director
Simos Korexenidis .... assistant director
Panagiotis Kravvas .... assistant director: second unit
Olivia Lloyd .... key second assistant director
Terry Madden .... first assistant director: second unit
Fiona Richards .... assistant director
Karen Richards .... assistant director
Deborah Saban .... first assistant director
Paul Taylor .... assistant director: second unit
Takis Yannopoulos .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Nicholas Barringer .... chargehand plasterer
John Bohan .... construction coordinator
Peter Bull .... stand-by art director
Danny Burke .... stand-by props
Roy Chapman .... dressing props
Justin Chappell .... vehicle technician
Jane Clark .... storyboard artist
Dean Coldham .... supervising plasterer
Robert Cowper .... draughtsman
Michael Finlay .... painter
Heidi Gibb .... junior draughtsman
Barry Gibbs .... property master
Alan Gilmore .... assistant art director
Terry Heggarty .... painter
Martin Kingsley .... supervising props
Thomas Martin .... assistant construction manager
Miraphora Mina .... graphic designer
Steve Mitchell .... scenic artist
Wesley Peppiatt .... props
Chris Seddon .... drapes master
Toby Shears .... armoury propmaking supervisor
Bob Sherwood .... dressing prop
Christine Vlachos .... assistant plasterer
Clive Ward .... hod painter
Alex Warder .... art department runner
David Weller .... supervising rigger
Dean Coldham .... plasterer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Nikos Bouyioukos .... boom operator
Neil Collymore .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark DeSimone .... adr engineer
John Downer .... supervising sound editor
Michael Feinberg .... foley editor
Ken Galvin .... adr recordist
Matthew Gough .... co-sound mixer
Matthew Gough .... sound assistant
Peter Lindsay .... production sound mixer
Paul McFadden .... foley editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Sarah Morton .... adr editor
Sarah Morton .... dialogue editor
Kath Pollard .... adr recordist
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Malcolm Rose .... sound maintenance
Oliver Tarney .... sound effects editor
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Special Effects by
Terry Bridle .... senior special effects technician
Trevor Butterfield .... special effects technician
Justin Chappell .... vehicle builder/propmaker
Richard Conway .... special effects coordinator
Sam Conway .... special effects technician
Andrew Kelly .... senior special effects technician
Scott McIntyre .... special effects
Ceri Nicholls .... special effects technician
Mirko Nied .... special effects technician
Nigel Nixon .... special effects technician
Michalis Samiotis .... senior special effects technician
Mark White .... special effects
Tim Willis .... senior special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Robin Aristorenas .... lead digital effects artist: Double Negative
Robin Aristorenas .... technical director: Double Negative
Adrian Banton .... digital compositor: Double Negative
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor
Pete Bebb .... visual effects artist
Peter Chiang .... visual effects supervisor
Ciaran Crowley .... digital artist
Michael Bruce Ellis .... titles/digital compositor
Paul J. Franklin .... 3D animator: Double Negative Ltd
Gavin Graham .... scanning and recording: Double Negative
Pete Hanson .... studio manager: Double Negative ltd
Annick Harmel-Tourneur .... computer graphics artist
Rudi Holzapfel .... compositor: Double Negative
Garrett Honn .... digital compositor: Double Negative
Elie Jamaa .... technical director
Jody Johnson .... pre-visualisation
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects
Rogan Macdonald .... visual effects artist
Steve MacPherson .... technical operations manager: Double Negative
Julian Mann .... technical director
Fay McConkey .... visual effects producer
Jake Mengers .... lead 3D animator: Double Negative
Paul Riddle .... visual effects supervisor
Sarah Soulsby .... digital artist
Giuliano Dionisio Vigano .... rotoscope artist (as Giuliano Dionisio Vigano')
Christopher Grandel .... trailer digital effects, Howard Anderson Company (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marc Cass .... additional stunt coordinator
Gary Connery .... stunts
Ray De-Haan .... stunts
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Neil Finnighan .... stunts
Dave Fisher .... stunts
Paul Herbert .... stunt double: John Hurt
Nick Hobbs .... stunts
Derek Lea .... stunts
Tony Lucken .... stunts
Seon Rogers .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunts
William Willoughby .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Atherfold .... key grip
Matt Buchan .... best boy
Ian Coffey .... clapper loader
Steve Costello .... gaffer
Chris Dale .... clapper loader
Peter Field .... lighting camera operator: second unit
John Gamble .... first assistant camera
Alan Hall .... assistant camera
Graham Hall .... assistant camera
Scott Holland .... video operator
Dimitris Kataliakos .... electrician
Brad Larner .... additional focus puller
Brad Larner .... assistant camera
Ron Nicholls .... grip
John Palmer .... camera operator
Robert Palmer .... second assistant camera
Eric Sagot .... lighting technician
Simos Sarketzis .... assistant camera
Simos Sarketzis .... clapper loader
Chris Toll .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jonathan Yates .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Kim Coleman .... casting associate
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Makis Gazis .... casting: Greece
Kim Coleman .... casting: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Chuck Douglas .... open casting call coordinator: UK (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anabel Campbell .... wardrobe supervisor
Mark Ferguson .... costume assistant
Frank Gallacher .... costume assistant
Steve Gell .... head textile artist
Anna Lombardi .... costume assistant
Sharon Long .... costume supervisor
Jane Petrie .... assistant costume designer
Sally Puttick .... costume assistant
Sunny Rowley .... costume assistant
Marion Weise .... crowd wardrobe coordinator
Dominic Young .... costume cutter
David Crossman .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mags Arnold .... first assistant editor
Tania Blunden .... post-production (as Tania Windsor Blunden)
Aggela Despotidou .... assistant editor
Paul Elman .... assistant editor
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Carmen Morrow .... trainee assistant editor
 
Music Department
James Bellamy .... assistant music editor
Peter Davies .... musician
Chris Dibble .... scoring mixer
Andrew Glen .... music editor (as Andy Glen)
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Tony Lewis .... assistant music editor
Nyree Pinder .... orchestra contractor
Bruce White .... viola
Paul Kegg .... musician: cello (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kim Armitage .... script supervisor
Daren Bailey .... dive supervisor
Jody Blose .... script supervisor
Jody Blose .... script supervisor: pick-ups
Charles Bodycomb .... supervising armorer
Katie Bullock-Webster .... post production assistant
Stephen Bures .... assistant: Nicolas Cage
Jimmy Carruthers .... facilities manager
Diane Chittell .... production coordinator
Sarah Clark .... unit publicist
Dale Clarke .... armorer
Tania Clarke .... assistant production coordinator
Ian Creed .... dive supervisor
Sara Curran .... legal advisor
Nikos Doukas .... location manager: pre-production
Ian Dray .... military coordinator
Restaki Elena .... location manager
Tina Ellis .... assistant accountant
Simon Fraser .... production coordinator
Paul Goldsmith .... military trainer
Paul Goldsmith .... military advisor
Christopher K. Grap .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles
Bill Greenfield .... office production assistant: re-shoots
Terri Greening .... accountant: re-shoot
Andrew Haddock .... video coordinator
Barbara Efthymiou Harris .... production assistant
Andy Hennigan .... financial controller
Rachel Holroyd .... head of business affairs
Sammy Horton .... post-production accounts
Aliza James .... assistant: Eric Fellner
Paris Karagiorgos .... location manager
Marco Kyris .... stand-in: Mr. Cage
Despina Ladi .... stand-in: Ms. Cruz
Sylvia Mackintosh .... assistant accountant
Sharon Mansfield .... script supervisor: second unit
Sevi Morou .... production coordinator
Panagis Mourikis .... stand-in: Mr. Hurt
Vicky Nikoletou .... production assistant
Roger Phillips .... end titles
Quinny Sacks .... choreographer
Stelio Savante .... adr/voice talent
Valerie Bleth Sharp .... production coordinator: Los Angeles (as Valerie Ann Bleth)
Daniel Shepherd .... assistant to producers
Lorraine Sklavounou .... assistant: Mr. Cage
Kelly Spearman .... rushes runner
Annia Spiliopoulos .... assistant: Mr. Bevan and Mr. Loader
Gerry Taylor .... location projectionist
Todd Turner .... epk producer
James Wakeford .... marine coordinator
Joan Washington .... voice coach
Dominic Weisz .... armory modeller
Lisa Williams .... assistant: Mr. Madden
Christina Angeloudes .... business affairs assistant (uncredited)
Harrison Cheung .... assistant: Christian Bale (uncredited)
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in: Penelope Cruz (uncredited)
Rachel Vost .... publicity associate (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Sebastian Born .... the producers wish to thank
Peter Chiang .... the producers wish to thank
Nick Garbis .... the producers wish to thank
Roger Michell .... special thanks
Anthony Minghella .... the producers wish to thank
Tim Morley .... the producers wish to thank
Sarah Owens .... the producers wish to thank
Francesca Paduano .... the producers wish to thank
Kostas Philippoglou .... the producers wish to thank
Robyn Slovo .... thanks
Andreas Theodosiou .... the producers wish to thank
Lavinia Trevor .... the producers wish to thank
Lilian Vergotis .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Rated R for some violence, sexuality and language
Runtime:
131 min
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Trivia:
Was originally to be directed by Roger Michell, but he had to drop the assignment after suffering a heart attack.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The movie implies that the earthquake that devastated Cephallonia after World War II occurred in 1947. It was actually in 1953. At the end of the credits, the movie is dedicated to the memory of those who died in the post-war earthquake of 1953. The DVD commentary also mentions the correct date.See more »
Quotes:
Corelli:Do you miss me?
Pelagia:So much that I cant sleep at night.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Ricordo AncorSee more »

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7 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Sweet like candy but no more than that – unmemorable, 31 May 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Against her father's wishes Pelagia marries her fisherman fiancé just before he goes off to war. When she stops getting replies to her letters everyone fears the worst but she holds out hope that he is still alive. Meanwhile the Greek's initial defeat of the Italian army causes Hitler to support a full attack that leaves Greece and it's island inhabited by Italian soldiers. Pelagia and her father find themselves housing Italian Captain Corelli, who loves music and is charming. While Pelagia hates Italians and loves her husband she finds herself falling for the Captain over time.

At the time of release there was plenty of dating couple who went to see this film and there was also a boost in the tourist trade in Greece, accompanied by lots of television travel programmes talking about the islands and the film. These two things were in my mind when I sat to watch the film tonight and I quickly understood why they were the case. Firstly the reason so many travel shows picked it up is because the film makes the place look great! Each shot is full of warm colour and the locations are picture-book all the way through. The idyllic feel that the location brings is also part of the wider film with a story that is sweet but high on Hollywood gloss. I have not read the book and have no intention of reading the book but I understand from other's comments that the screenplay has lost some 'difficult' elements and focused on the romance in the story. Ignoring this (as many who have not read the book will be able to) the film is just like the landscape – sweeping, easy on the eye, nice and ultimately quite unmemorable.

This explains why it was a popular date movie or, to use that expression I generally dislike, chick-flick. The romance is simple and sweet and it is enjoyable on that level; I can't say it touched me on a deep level (or any level) but it was sweet and I quite liked it. Towards the end it gets harder and more about the war than the romance but I felt this was too sudden a change that had been left too late in the game to fully work – it was too much of a sea change for me to fully go with it.

The cast are mostly pretty and OK just like the landscape. Cage is too nice to be true but still tries hard; his Italian accent has corny 'mama-mia' moments but is generally OK. Cruz is fairly bland and doesn't bring a great deal to the film other that her looks (which personally don't appeal to me that much) and Christian Bale is given little to do considering how good an actor he is generally. Hurt is good value as always and the support cast fill in the gaps well even if few of them have anything approaching what could be called a character.

Overall this is a sweet film that turns bitter for the final quarter of it's running time – a change in mood that is quite difficult when it occurs due to it's suddenness. However it manages to stay quite sweet and romantic despite running with a simplified script and a glossy approach to everything. It is quite unmemorable and I doubt I shall ever watch it again but I found it to be like the landscape – easy on the eye and rather pleasing to watch without touching me on more than a superficial level.

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