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By A Customer
This review is from: Captain Corelli's Mandolin [DVD]  (DVD)
I have not read the book but cannot agree with a reviewer that thinks the film is dreadful. The scenery was out of this world, the music haunting, the plot was a little Hollywood with the usual good guys, bad guys and a happy ending. Irene Papas was and is the quintessential Greek woman for me, I can imagine her in any of the Greek tragedies. I thought John Hurt was superb and totally belivable as a Greek, he always puts 100% into his acting but this time he outdid himself. Admittedly Nicolas Cage's accent was terrible but you soon forgot it! I thoroughly enjoyed the film and will watch it more than once I am sure.