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Mediterraneo (1991)

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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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Enzo Monteleone
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Diego Abatantuono Diego Abatantuono ... Nicola Lorusso
Claudio Bigagli ... Raffaele Montini
Giuseppe Cederna ... Antonio Farina
Claudio Bisio Claudio Bisio ... Corrado Noventa
Gigio Alberti Gigio Alberti ... Eliseo Strazzabosco (as Luigi Alberti)
Ugo Conti Ugo Conti ... Luciano Colasanti
Memo Dini Memo Dini ... Libero Munaron
Vasco Mirandola Vasco Mirandola ... Felice Munaron
Vana Barba ... Vassilissa
Luigi Montini Luigi Montini ... Pope
Irene Grazioli Irene Grazioli ... Iazu
Antonio Catania Antonio Catania ... Carmelo LaRosa
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Storyline

Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers on 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 come 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | English | Greek | Turkish

Release Date:

31 January 1991 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Mediterráneo See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$4,532,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,532,791
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The plane that lands on the improvised football field is a German built Fieseler Fi 156 "Storch", a liaison aircraft. It was able to take off after just 50m of runway and remain airborne at speeds below 50km/h. It was used extensively on all fronts by all armies of the Axis Powers. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in La crociata dei buffoni - The Last Summer (2014) See more »

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Watch it and then go for a holiday
24 February 2002 | by edward_tanSee all my reviews

A beautiful movie that addresses life's simple pleasures.

Marooned on an island, this band of soldiers are left with nothing to do and no war to fight. They mull around waiting for their apparent "call up" while soaking up along the Mediterranean. As their thoughts of war wane, they begin to explore the meaning of life.

With minimal dialogue, the juxtaposition between death (war) and life (the sea) is remarkably achieved through brilliant cinematography. With the sea as a backdrop, we are asked to question our existence and deduce our priorities.

This film will make you go for a holiday!


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