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''Captain Corelli's Mandolin'' is a novel by Creator/LouisDeBernieres, set on the Greek island of Cephalonia. The occupation of the island by Italian troops during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII forms a major part of the plot; the title character, Antonio Corelli, is an officer in the occupying forces.

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''Captain Corelli's Mandolin'' is a 1994 novel by Creator/LouisDeBernieres, set on the Greek island of Cephalonia. The occupation of the island by Italian troops during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII forms a major part of the plot; the title character, Antonio Corelli, is an officer in the occupying forces.
19th Feb '17 1:11:39 PM Mdumas43073
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Adapted into a 2001 film starring Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Creator/JohnHurt and Creator/ChristianBale.

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Adapted into a 2001 film directed by John Madden, starring Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Creator/JohnHurt and Creator/ChristianBale.



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18th Nov '15 3:12:17 PM Dancedom
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Adapted into a 2001 film starring Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Creator/JohnHurt and Creator/Christian Bale.

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Adapted into a 2001 film starring Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Creator/JohnHurt and Creator/Christian Bale.
Creator/ChristianBale.
18th Nov '15 3:12:06 PM Dancedom
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Adapted into a 2001 film starring Creator/NicolasCage.

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Adapted into a 2001 film starring Creator/NicolasCage.
Creator/NicolasCage, Creator/PenelopeCruz, Creator/JohnHurt and Creator/Christian Bale.
17th Nov '15 6:51:15 PM PaulA
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* BadassGrandpa: Velisarios. At his last appearance, he's 87 years old and still has strength men a quarter of his age could only dream of.



* BulletproofHumanShield: Inverted, when a soldier deliberately holds one of his comrades ''behind'' him while they're under heavy fire. Played realistically, as the bullets do pass through [[spoiler:Carlo]] and hit [[spoiler:Corelli]], but are slowed down enough that he's injured instead of killed.



* FalseFlagOperation: Carlo and Francesco are sent to carry out such an operation. They are not told this is what they're doing and (as they realize when they figure out what they've actually done) they weren't supposed to survive it.



%%* HeroicSacrifice: Carlo.

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%%* * HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Carlo places himself between Corelli and the guns during the massacre, giving Corelli a chance at survival.]]
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: One chapter features an appearance by UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini.
%%* MagicalQueer:
Carlo.



* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Bunny Warren arrives in Cephalonia speaking only Ancient Greek, which is rendered in the novel as (unusually scrupulous) Chaucerian Middle English. As the novel proceeds, Bunny's speech becomes gradually more modern.

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* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: TranslationConvention: Bunny Warren arrives in Cephalonia speaking only Ancient Greek, which is rendered in the novel as (unusually scrupulous) Chaucerian Middle English. As the novel proceeds, Bunny's speech becomes gradually more modern.


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* ShotInTheAss: Mandras gets hit in the ass by rocks shot from a cannon. Leads to a funny moment with the village doctor.
17th Nov '15 6:24:12 PM PaulA
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* LightAndSofter: The ending is less bitter, more sweet. [[spoiler:Corelli and Pelagia are reunited soon after the war ends, instead of years later.]]

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* LightAndSofter: LighterAndSofter: The ending is less bitter, more sweet. [[spoiler:Corelli and Pelagia are reunited soon after the war ends, instead of years later.]]
17th Nov '15 6:23:56 PM PaulA
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* RevisedEnding: Less bitter, more sweet. [[spoiler:Corelli and Pelagia are reunited soon after the war ends, instead of years later.]]

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* RevisedEnding: Less LightAndSofter: The ending is less bitter, more sweet. [[spoiler:Corelli and Pelagia are reunited soon after the war ends, instead of years later.]]
17th Nov '15 6:11:29 PM PaulA
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%%* BittersweetEnding
%%* BuryYourGays: Both subverted and played straight.

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%%* BittersweetEnding
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Pelagia believes Corelli died in the massacre. Corelli returns to the island after the war, intending to tell her the truth, but gains a mistaken impression that she has moved on and decides to leave her be. They do not meet again until they are both very old.]]
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BuryYourGays: Both subverted and played straight.Subverted; the gay character Carlo survives a horrific campaign in Albania while the heterosexual man whom Carlo secretly loves dies in his arms. [[spoiler:Carlo does die late in the book, but it's hard to feel he's been singled out because the occasion is a massacre in which every single one of the other Italian soldiers except Corelli also dies.]]



%%* RevisedEnding: Less bitter, more sweet.

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%%* * RevisedEnding: Less bitter, more sweet.sweet. [[spoiler:Corelli and Pelagia are reunited soon after the war ends, instead of years later.]]
16th Nov '15 4:44:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* BittersweetEnding
* BuryYourGays: Both subverted and played straight.

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* %%* BittersweetEnding
* %%* BuryYourGays: Both subverted and played straight.



* HappilyAdopted: Antonia
* HeroicSacrifice: Carlo.

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* %%* HappilyAdopted: Antonia
* %%* HeroicSacrifice: Carlo.



* JustAStupidAccent: Nicolas Cage as Corelli.
* RevisedEnding: Less bitter, more sweet.

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* %%* JustAStupidAccent: Nicolas Cage as Corelli.
* %%* RevisedEnding: Less bitter, more sweet.
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