Set during the Italian occupation of Greece in World War II, an officer falls in love with a local woman and begins to question his role in the war.
What takes place at the scene: Much of the film is set around the island of Kefalonia, but it’s when Penélope Cruz and Christian Bale leap off the jetty and frolic in the clear Aegean waters of Horgota Beach that we want to join them for a splash.
People who starred: Penélope Cruz, Nicolas Cage, Christian Bale, John Hurt
Year of release in UK: 2001
Insider blogger tips to Kefalonia
BEST TIME TO GO TO KEFALONIA
For the best weather in Kefalonia, visitors should travel to the island between April and November – but for the perfect temperature to relax on a beautiful beach is July and August, for those who like it hot.
WHERE IS IT IN THE WORLD
A short drive north from Sami Village, on the Greek island of Kefalonia, is the scenic Horgota Beach. It is a quiet bay with little facilities, but rich in vegetation and clear blue waters. For those interested in history, the island has many war memorials, monastries and castles to explore.