Captain Corelli's Mandolin


This wartime melodrama is set on a tiny Greek island. The Italians invade, and eventually settle into a cautious co-existence with the locals. The captain gets involved with a local lass, whose boyfriend has left to fight for Greece. Things develop between the two of them, until the Nazis take over and the boyfriend comes back...


127 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence) .
Drama, Romance, War
Yes, but I can play the mandolin and he can
Yes, but I can play the mandolin and he can't!

Credits

Cast
Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale, David Morrissey
Director
John Madden
ScreenplayShawn Slovo, from the novel by Louis de Bernières
MusicStephen Warbeck
CinematographyJohn Toll
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2001
Produced byFree Range Films, Le Studio Canal+, MCA/Universal Pictures, Miramax Films, Studio Canal, Working Title Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
15
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
10
The Star
Janine Walker
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
eye Weekly
Kim Linekin
5
Box Office
Michael Tunison
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Total Film
Cam Winstanley
10
Film Review
Lórien Haynes
15
Uncut
Chris Roberts
15

What the People say

Internet
950 Netizens
14

Average .. 60%

12

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Yolande Kruger (31) 10
Tertia Booysen (48) 16
Colleen Swart (40) 16

Average .. 70%

14

Visitor Comments

Yolande Kruger (31): The story was dragged out too long.

Tertia Booysen (48): The music is wonderful.

Colleen Swart (40): Old fashioned wonderful love story with a good ending. Scenery excellent, actors excellent, story line excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed it.






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