Captain Corelli's Mandolin
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 5, 2002
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- Additional Release Material:
- Making Of: "The Making of Captain Corelli"
- Audio Commentary: John Madden - Director
- Music Video: Russel Watson
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Access
- Interactive Menus
- DVD-ROM Features:
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Nicolas Cage & Penélope Cruz|
|Performer:||Christian Bale, Irene Papas, David Morrissey & John Hurt|
|Directed by||John Madden|
|Edited by||Mick Audsley|
|Screenplay by||Shawn Slovo|
|Composition by||Stephen Warbeck|
|Produced by||Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Mark Huffam & Kevin Loader|
|Director of Photography:||John Toll|
Rating: 3/5 -- Gorgeous to look at and well-played, it's definitely watchable, yet strangely uninvolving. Full Review
Rating: 2.5/4 -- A romance as spectacular as this novel is, it still has a difficult job making the leap to the screen.
Palo Alto Weekly
The movie duplicates exactly my experience with the book, although I must say I was thankful to be spared serial outbreaks of hearty Greek dancing.
New York Magazine/Vulture
...[The] photography of island ocean vistas and town squares is so fare the year's most gorgeous...
The movie's craft is dead and dutiful. It's an Oscar machine. Full Review
All these goodies are crammed into an overproduced jumble that searches vainly for a proper tone. Full Review
The film's perfectly watchable, but it's never more than that. Full Review
In keeping with Hollywood's time-honored tradition of turning celebrated novels into cinematic spectacles, director John Madden brings Louis de Bernière's acclaimed 1994 work, CORELLI'S MANDOLIN, to life. Set on the Greek island of Cephalonia in 1940, the film tells the story of the beautiful Pelagia (Penelope Cruz), who lives with her father, Dr. Iannis (John Hurt), and is engaged to a local fisherman, Mandras (Christian Bale). When Mandras leaves the island to fight for his country, Pelagia is left behind to worry, and to wait for a letter that never arrives. In the meantime, the Italian army occupies Cephalonia, and Pelagia and Dr. Iannis receive a new visitor into their home. Captain Antonio Corelli (Nicolas Cage), a romantic opera lover with a passion for playing the mandolin, annoys Pelagia with his free-spirited personality, but it's this charm that eventually wins her heart. Soon, the two are head over heels in love. Mandras's return adds friction to the situation, but when the Germans sweep in and begin to senselessly murder the town's locals, Captain Corelli and Mandras must place their differences aside in order to preserve the island. Exquisitely photographed by cinematographer John Toll, Madden's film boasts impassioned performances by Hurt and by the legendary actress Irene Papas.
Live-Action | Romance | War | World War II | Love Story | Love Triangle | Theatrical Release | Germany | Italy | Love Affairs | Love Triangles | 1940s | Soldiers | Based On A Novel
- Theatrical release: August 17, 2001
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great human interest movie Movie Lover: Robert Cichocki from WILMINGTON, DE US -- August, 6, 2010
forgot about this movie; remembered it and now can relive the times; the best and worst of the human experience
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