Captain Corellis Mandolin

Directed by John Madden
Starring Christian Bale, John Hurt, Nicolas Cage

Universal Studios Home Video | January 1, 2008 | DVD

Captain Corellis Mandolin is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Adapted from Louis de Bernières's novel of the same name, this lavish film is set on a stunningly beautiful Greek island. The year is 1940 and Italian troops arrive to occupy the island -- they are allied with the Nazis, but their presence is not menacing ... yet. Menace is the furthest thing from the mind of Captain Antonio Corelli (Nicholas Cage, thanks to a strange act of casting whimsy) once he has finally fallen in love with the beautiful Pelagia (Penélope Cruz, a perfect choice, by contrast). Pelagia is engaged to Mandras (Christian Bale), an idealistic freedom-fighter who, fortunately for the ardent Captain, is not around to witness the blossoming romance. Pelagia's father (a terrific John Hurt) has definite misgivings about the relationship, which become more pronounced as the threat of real violence and inevitable bloodshed looms over the idyllic island. A gorgeous score by Stephen Warbeck fits the breathtaking setting perfectly and though fans of the novel may justifiably poke holes, romantics have much to revel in.

Video Release: January 1, 2008

Runtime: 129

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025192137822

Found in: General, Romance / Tear Jerker, War

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Geek-Italian Love Drama and Tragedy Agony near the Agean Sea .... when Captain Corelli falls in love with a Greek guerilla fighter's fiancee. Set amidst the breathtaking and riveting backdrop of Greece. Love knows no borders despite the raging of WW2, Greek and Italian loyalties, and engagements and betrothals. Hypnotic to the eye and heart ... will make one wish they too were someone's mandolin.
Date published: 2006-08-11

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Captain Corellis Mandolin

Directed by John Madden
Starring Christian Bale, John Hurt, Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz

Video Release: January 1, 2008

Runtime: 129

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 025192137822


Edition Description
  • Dolby Surround AC-3
  • Color
  • Digitally Mastered
  • Runtime: 129 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English, French

Description

IN THEATRES: AUGUST 17, 2001 This World War II drama directed by John Madden (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE) tells of the love affair between an Italian soldier (Nicolas Cage) and a Greek woman (Penelope Cruz) in a Grecian seaside town.

Notes

Theatrical release: August 17, 2001