Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

An epic tale about the enduring hope of love and the devastating brutality of war

Credits

Director

John Madden

Based on

Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

Producers

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Mark Huffman, Kevin Loader

Production Companies

Universal Pictures, Studio Canal, Working Title Films, Miramax

Studios

Universal Pictures, United International Pictures

DNEG VFX Supervisors

Peter Chiang, Paul Riddle

DNEG VFX Producer

Fay McConkey

Release date

4th May 2001

An epic tale about the enduring hope of love and the devastating brutality of war, set amid the Italian occupation of Greece during World War II.

Synopsis

Cephallonia, 1941. Bright village beauty Pelagia is betrothed to simple, boyish Mandras , who has gone off to fight in Albania. As the Italians invade the island, Pelagia is drawn to the charming, musical, life-embracing ‘enemy’, Captain Corelli. But their love seems impossible when the Greek partisans (including Mandras) organise resistance and the Germans brutally take control of their paradise.

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John Madden's picture looks splendid - how could it not? - and the battle scenes in the final reel are managed with elan. The Guardian

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