Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001)
- Time: 127 min
- Genre: Drama | Music | Romance
- Director: John Madden
- Cast: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Christian Bale, John Hurt
In 1941, Italy allies with Germany and ruthlessly conquers the much weaker country of Greece. On a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion.