Cinema Paradiso

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Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 107 Ratings

Summary: Set in an Italian village, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the Cinema Paradiso, yearning for the secret of the cinema’s magic. When the projectionist, Alfredo, agrees to reveal the mysteries of moviemaking, a deep friendship is born. The day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream of making movies of his own. Thirty years later he receives a message that beckons him back home to a secret and beautiful discovery that awaits him. [Miramax]

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Runtime: 155 min
Rating: Rated R for some sexuality. (director's cut)
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Production: TF1 Films Production
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Countries: France, Italy
Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese
Home Release Date: Jan 25, 2000
Director Credit
Giuseppe Tornatore Director
Writer Credit
Giuseppe Tornatore Story
Vanna Paoli Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Enzo Cannavale Spaccafico
Philippe Noiret Alfredo
Cast Credit
Agnese Nano Elena Mendola
Antonella Attili Maria Di Vita - Younger
Isa Danieli Anna
Jacques Perrin Salvatore 'Toto' Di Vita - Adult
Leo Gullotta Usher
Leopoldo Trieste Father Adelfio
Marco Leonardi Salvatore 'Toto' Di Vita - Teenager
Nicola Di Pinto Village Idiot
Nino Terzo Peppino's Father
Pupella Maggio Maria Di Vita - Older
Roberta Lena Lia
Salvatore Cascio Salvatore 'Toto' Di Vita - Child
Tano Cimarosa Blacksmith
Producer Credit
Franco Cristaldi Producer
Gabriella Carosio Delegate Producer: RAI
Giovanna Romagnoli Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: