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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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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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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 »

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Comedy | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Film critics Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel revealed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) to have walked out of this movie after a private screening. When the movie won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, even so, they vowed to not watch the movie again. See more »

Quotes

Private: Dedicated to all those who are running away.
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What a beautiful work of art
17 August 2000 | by BermudezLievanoSee all my reviews

Whatever you can ask for in a film is sure to be found in Mediterraneo. This is certainly one of the best European films of the decade; very warm, appealing, and hilarious. The story of a small group of Italian soldiers (they're not actually very soldier-like) stranded on a beautiful Greek island during Second World War is very nicely depicted by director Gabriele Salvatores. The characters of Nicola Lorusso, Raffaele Montini and the soldier in love with Vassilisa are great. The island itself is beautiful, which calls to some incredible cinematography. The musical score is spectacular, a delicious medley of Italian and Greek folkloric music. My verdict: 10 / 10


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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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Dolby Stereo

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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