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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 »
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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2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Music can bring love See more (221 total) »


  (Cast overview, first billed only)

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
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Rated R for some violence, sexuality and language
131 min
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The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz and Christian Bale; and one Oscar nominee: John Hurt.See more »
Factual errors: The German soldier's submachine gun was not able to fire at the start of the execution scene as it was not cocked. The piston was in its forward position making firing impossible.See more »
Captain Weber:Heil Hitler!
Corelli:Heil Puccini!
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Referenced in "Big Bang: Episode #1.1" (2007)See more »
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17 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Music can bring love, 14 September 2001
Author: lib-4 from florida

At first I didn't think I would like this movie, but as it progressed it became better and better. I love music and I was impressed with how well Cage could fake the movements of playing a mandolin. My son was with me and he also like the movie a lot for its music and the story and the way the story unfolded--- slowly showing how Corelli won the girls heart. The acting and the story were both well done and well directed. At first Corelli's bravado was irritating, but soon he grew on you. The twists in the plot were intriguing especially the relations with the Germans. I would like to see this again to follow all the side plots. I also want to buy the sound track to hear the music again.

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