Rhapsody in Blah

Walking to work on the set of Captain Corelli's Mandolin dressed as a Nazi officer, actor David Morrissey accidentally frightened a group of elderly Cephallonians who momentarily mistook him for the real thing. The anecdote shows how deeply the Greek islanders are still haunted by the German occupation of 1943. It's the kind of story that might have appeared in the Louis de Bernières novel on which the film is based: innocently amusing, with an underlying sadness. The author's talent for marrying comedy and tragedy in the story of two lovers facing down the brutality of war kept his charming novel...

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