Mare Nostrum (English: Our Sea) is a 1948 Italian-Spanish drama film directed by Rafael Gil and starring María Félix, Fernando Rey and Guillermo Marín. The title refers to a Latin phrase for the Mediterranean Sea. A Spanish sailor becomes mixed up with a mysterious foreign spy at the time of the Second World War.


German spies, using Freya (María Félix) as bait, convince neutral Spaniard Ulysses Ferragut to navigate a ship to put naval mines around British ports in the Mediterranean, telling him they would never fire on passenger ships. But one mine destroys the ship his son, Esteban, was on, killing him and many others. Searching for revenge, Ulises changes his mind and becomes a friend of the allies.

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    contentLocation Mediterranean Sea
    director Rafael Gil
    editor José Antonio Rojo
    genre drama
    keywords bos kill luftwaffe naples naval mines passenger ship search
    musicBy Juan Quintero Muñoz
    producer Cesáreo González
    productionCompany Scalera Film Suevia Films
    publisher Suevia Films
    theme spy