films – Cinema Akil


Mediterraneo
DIRECTED BY
Gabriele Salvatores
Italy | PG | 96 mins | Drama, History | Italian ( English Subtitles )

Gabriele Salvatores' antiwar story, Mediterraneo is set during World War II on a seemingly deserted island in the middle of the Aegean Sea. After their ship is sunk by the British, a unit of Italian soldiers finds refuge on the island, where they soon realize that the area is not deserted after all--its citizens have merely gone into hiding after believing they were under German attack; indeed, the Germans have already imprisoned all of the village's young men. As the brigade of soldiers, led by one Lt. Montini, becomes ingrained into island life, they begin repainting the church's frescoes, starting soccer teams, even finding romance.