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Release Date: August 17, 2001 (limited)
2h 7m |
On the Greek island of Cephallonia, tradition and simplicity is the norm and where
people love their land. But their peace and tranquillity will come to an end with
the coming of the second world War.
The lives of Pelagia (Cruz) her father, Dr. Iannis (Hurt) and her betrothed (Bale), are
forever changed with the war that crashes onto their shores and the Italian army which
has been assigned to occupy their once peaceful village.
A conscripted officer of the occupying Italian army is Captain Antonio Corelli (Cage)
who falls for the strong-willed Pelagia. At first she and the other villagers resist
the army. But soon the charm and passion of the Italians wear away the divisions of
nationality. Pelagia also finds herself falling for Antonio, but their new found love
is threatend with the inevitable war that must tear the two apart.