FILM : Captain's Corelli's Mandolin
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin 2001 Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, John Hurt, David Morrissey, Christian Bale, Irene Papas Cephalonia aka Κεφαλονιά (Greece)
Director : John Madden   Production Company : Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Miramax Films  Region : REST OF THE WORLD

Mandolin-playing Italian captain occupies Greek island and falls in with a local girl during World War II. Events turn nasty when Italy surrenders to the Allies. Epic adaption of Louis de Berniere's novel. SJ

Curiously there is, to date, little on the internet on locations despite a huge upsurge, especially immediately after release, of FIT to Cephalonia. However since posting these, there may be more light on locations when I follow the director's commentary on dvd and read a book by Steve Clark on its way to me now.

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin [DVD] [2001]

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Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - The sleepy hillside village where Hurt and daughter Cruz live in Cephalonia.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman001. The sleepy hillside village where Hurt and daughter Cruz live in Cephalonia.

capcorman001n. The set was built at the junction of the road leading from Sami to Antisamos and the track to Dihalia. This is looking inland south from the ruins. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2014)

Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - A procession up a path.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman002. A procession up a path.

capcorman002n. Stumbled upon in rather a hair-raising drive from Agia Fanentes, a ruined church above Sami. This is the dirt road leading from the ruins to Janetata and Katapodata. It is the second hairpin bend from the top. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2014)

Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - After the procession up the zig zag path, the festival starts on top of the hill.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman003. After the procession up the zig zag path, the festival starts on top of the hill.

capcorman003n. This is opposite Agia Fanentes looking northeast towards Dihalia (behind that rise) and that's Ithaca in the background. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2014)

Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - Dancing with Bale and Cruz begins just above the track.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman004. Dancing with Bale and Cruz begins just above the track.

capcorman004n. Ithaca again on the horizon. This is an old threshing circle or alonia. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2014)

Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - Hurt and Cruz'z house, a set, just a little further north on the Dihalia path.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman005. Hurt and Cruz'z house, a set, just a little further north on the Dihalia path.

Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - Cruz runs down to the shore to greet Bale's boat.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman006. Cruz runs down to the shore to greet Bale's boat.

capcorman006n. Souvenir huniers or storms have done their worst with the jetty. All that's left of the specially built construction after 13 years. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2014)

Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - Bale bungs Cruz into the briny.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman007. Bale bungs Cruz into the briny.

capcorman07n. This is Gorgota/Horgota/Chorgota Bay, a small bay in the northeast of the island. Is accessible down a paved windy road. Parking is very limited at the bottom. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2014)

Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - Back to the set at Dihalia.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman008. Back to the set at Dihalia.

capcorman008n. I wonder whether they took that pole down or "digitised" it out. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2014)

Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - Hurt and Cruz walk home, with the village set in the background.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman009. Hurt and Cruz walk home, with the village set in the background.

capcorman009n. A little further alongd the Dihalia/Dixalia path. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 23-07-2014)

Captain's Corelli's Mandolin - The house, a set without a back, propped up by scaffolding on a hill.
Captain's Corelli's Mandolin

capcorman010. The house, a set without a back, propped up by scaffolding on a hill.

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