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Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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Synopsis

Based on the best-selling novel by Louis de Berniers.

The idyllic beauty of Greece's Mediterranean coast has been invaded by Italy, bringing legions of soldiers to the once tranquil island of Cephallonia. Captain Corelli (Cage), an officer with an irrepressibly jovial personality and passion for his mandolin, initially alienates a number of villagers. In particular, he infuriates the village doctor, Iannis (Hurt) and his beautiful and educated, strong-willed daughter Pelagia (Cruz) whose home he shares during the occupation. Corelli's charm and decency, together with his desire to have a quiet and peaceful war, eventually wins over their friendship. When Pelagia's fiancee, local fisherman Mandras (Bale) heads off to battle, the relationship between Corelli and Pelagia grows stronger. As the war advances ever closer, Corelli and Pelagia are forced to choose between their allegiance to their countries and the love they feel for one another - a love which must overcome tremendous odds, and endure the inevitable sacrifice which accompanies eternal devotion.

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Format
35mm Kodak
Director
John Madden
Producer
Susie Tasios
Editor
Mick Audsley
Screenwriter
Shawn Slovo (Based on the novel by Louis de Berniers)
Director of Photography
John Toll
Sound
Peter Lindsay
Music
Stephen Warbeck
Principal Cast
Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Production Company

Working Title Films
Contact: Tony Davis
5th Floor, 76 Oxford Street
London W1D 1BS
UK

T 020 7307 2212
F 020 7307 3002

tony.davis@unistudios.com

Sales
Company

Buena Vista International (UK)
Contact: Charlotte Tudor
3 Queen Caroline Street
Hammersmith
London W6 9PE
UK

T 020 8222 1000
F 020 8222 2494

charlotte.tudor@disney.com
http://www.bvimovies.co.uk