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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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On a magical Greek island a soldier is about to discover that it is better to make love instead of war [Australian theatrical] 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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The aircraft that lands on the improvised football field is not a Fieseler Storch at all. It is a Piper Cub sufficing to represent 'an aeroplane' within the limits of the film's budget, the producers rightly surmising that the average audience would neither know or care about what type it is. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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light film, heavy message
18 April 1999 | by room337See 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!!!


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