Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (The Family Man) and sexy Penélope 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 Cephalonia, a beautiful Greek island untouched by war. A free spirit with a passion for music and romance, Corelli is enchanted by Cephalonia and its people - especially Pelagia (Penélope 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 her defenses. Surrendering their hearts, Corelli and Pelagia begin a heated affair. But before love can grow, the war crashes on Cephalonia's shores, forcing Corelli and Pelagia to make dangerous sacrifices for country and home...and risk losing each other forever. (Original Title - Captain Corelli's Mandolin) - 2001 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.