Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • 2001
  • R
  • 131 min
  • UK, USA, France
  • drama, romance, war

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden

Writer: Shawn Slovo

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale, Irene Papas

The cinematography is gorgeous, but the movie plays it fast and loose with history and the novel it was adapted from. Mostly, the movie fails because the romance between the leads strains credulity and the story is largely uninvolving.

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  • John Madden
    John Madden
    John Philip Madden (born 8 April 1949) is an English director of theatre, film, television, and radio. He was educated at Clifton College. He was in the same house as friend and fellow director Roger Michell. He began his career in British independent films. He graduated from the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) in 1970 with a B.A. in English Literature. He started work in television...

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Source: based on the novel by Louis de Bernières

Certificate: R

Genres: drama, romance, war

Keywords: officer, greek island, mandolin, italian soldier, resistance fighter, greek history, italian army, allied forces

Categories: world war two, love triangle, greek island, italian army, partisan, year 1943, cephallonia greece, italian opera, nazi officer, collaborator, fisherman, fiancee, tango, guerilla, 1940s, nazi occupation, resistance fighter


Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Mark Huffam, Kevin Loader

Editor: Mick Audsley

Casting: Mary Selway

Director of photography: John Toll

Original music composer: Stephen Warbeck

Production design: Jim Clay

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 131 min

Country: UK, USA, France

Language: English, German, Greek, Italian

Sound Mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color