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Mediterraneo (1991)

In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war.

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Eliseo Strazzabosco (as Luigi Alberti)
Ugo Conti ...
Memo Dini ...
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Irene Grazioli ...
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Greek Sea, World War II. An Italian ship leaves a handful of soldiers in a little island; their mission is to spot enemy ships and to hold the island in case of attack. The village of the island seems abandoned and there isn't a single enemy in sight, so the soldiers begin to relax a little. Things change when their ship is hit and destroyed by the enemy, and the soldiers find themselves abandoned there. Actually, the island isn't deserted and when the Greeks understand that those Italians are harmless, they came out of their hiding places in the mountains and continue their peaceful lives. Soon the soldiers discover that being left behind in a God-forgotten Greek island isn't such a bad thing, after all... Written by Flavio Rizzardi <spillo@maya.dei.unpid.it>

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Sent to invade a remote Greek island, eight misfit sailors discover a magical place where anything can happen! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | War

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Rated R for sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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31 January 1991 (Italy)  »

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Mediterráneo  »

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$4,532,791
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The island the movie is set on is called Megísti in Italian, Mes in Turkish and Kastellorizo in Greek. It is the easternmost inhabited Greek island and is located just 1 mile off the coast of Turkey. See more »

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Raffaele Montini: We were all at the age where one hasn't decided whether to start a family or lose oneself in the world.
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18 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

It was a very good Italian film I've seen along with Cinema paradiso and Barnabo delle Mongtagne. On the island they forget everything, just enjoy peace and simple jolly life. 30years later,a few people left the island come back, because they couldn't adjust themselves in the world. Only place to return to was the island. On watching the film, I was quite saddened, because our life is like a dessert where Utopia is nothing but a mirage. Director's words "I'd like to dedicate this film to people who want to run away" says all. Very memorable film!!!


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