"Heartbreaking And Exhilarating." -Baltimore Sun
Academy AwardÂ® winner Nicolas Cage (The Family Man) and sexy Penelope Cruz (Vanilla Sky) electrify the screen in this romance from the director of Shakespeare In Love.
Cage stars as Captain Antonio Corelli, an Italian officer whose company of soldiers is sent to Cephallonia, a beautiful Greek island untouched by war. A free spirit with a passion for music and romance, Corelli is enchanted by Cephallonia and its people - especially Pelagia (Cruz), the gorgeous, proud daughter of the island's doctor (John Hurt). Engaged to a local fisherman (Christian Bale), Pelagia resists Corelli's attentions, but the kind and charming captain weakens for her defenses. Surrendering their hearts, Corelli and Pelagia begin a heated affair. But before their love can grow, the war crashes on Cephallonia's shores, f-rcing Corelli and Pelagia to make dangerous sacrifices for country and home...and risk losing each other forever.