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MediterraneoLeave it to the Motion Picture Academy to choose the tried and true, if not the trite, when it comes to foreign films. Mediterraneo, last...MediterraneoForeign Language, ComedyRLeave it to the Motion Picture Academy to choose the tried and true, if not the trite, when it comes to foreign films. Mediterraneo, last...1993-03-19
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Mediterraneo

Genre: Foreign Language, Comedy; Starring: Giuseppe Cederna, Vanna Barba; Director: Gabriele Salvatores; MPAA Rating: R

Leave it to the Motion Picture Academy to choose the tried and true, if not the trite, when it comes to foreign films. Mediterraneo, last year’s Oscar winner about a band of misfit, inept soldiers stranded on a Greek isle throughout most of World War II is mildly engaging but not much more. Sentimental clichés rise up like heat waves from the situation: Why, there’s even a whore with a heart of gold. The scenery’s pleasant and so are the actors, but the home viewer should not expect too much. B-