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Mediterraneo

Gabriele Salvatores

Mediterraneo is a kennly intelligent comedy about eight Italian soldiers who are spent to garrison a remote and strategically unimportant Greek island during World War II.
But the extraordinarily beautiful and apparently deserted island turns out to be inhabited, and a small Italian-Greek community begins to form. The Italians assume that they have been abandoned and gradually forget that they are soldiers. They lose themselves in the sultry rythyms of their new home.
Set in a seductive location and filled with upbeat introspection, Mediterraneo begins as a film about war and turns into a bitter-sweet comedy about a generation’s desire to escape a society that has both betrayed and abandoned them.

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