Diego Abatantuono
Director: Gabriele Salvatores Cast: Diego Abatantuono
Diego Abatantuono
, Claudio Bigagli
Claudio Bigagli
, Giuseppe Cederna
Giuseppe Cederna
Gabriele Salvatores




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 (Claudio Bigagli), becomes ingrained into island life, they begin repainting the church's frescoes, starting soccer teams, even finding romance. Time passes until an Italian pilot (Antonio Catania) touches down on the island, and relates the news of the world since the soldiers' arrival in 1941. Ultimately, a British rescue party comes for the soldiers, bringing with them the men who were captured by the Germans years before. Four decades later, Montini returns, re-joining the few other men who could not bring themselves to leave their island refuge.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2013
UPC: 8809154125711
Original Release: 1991
Source: Imports

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Diego Abatantuono Nicola Lorusso
Claudio Bigagli Raffaele Montini
Giuseppe Cederna Antonio Farina
Claudio Bisio Corrado Noventa
Gigio Alberti Eliseo Strazzabosco
Vanna Barba Vasilissa
Ugo Conti Luciano Colasanti
Memo Dini Felice Munaron
Vasco Mirandola Libero Munaron
Luigi Montini Poppe
Irene Grazioli Pastorella
Antonio Catania Italian Pilot

Technical Credits
Gabriele Salvatores Director
Nino Baragli Editor
Giancarlo Bigazzi Score Composer
Mario Cecchi Gori Producer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Producer
Gianni Minervini Producer
Francesco Panni Costumes/Costume Designer
Italo Petriccione Cinematographer

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