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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 ma...

Cinema Paradiso
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 21 Critic Reviews
80
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 198 User Ratings
8.6
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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 ma...

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 21 Critic Reviews
80
86% Positive
18 Reviews
14% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 21 Critic Reviews
80
86% Positive
18 Reviews
14% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 198 User Ratings
8.6
89% Positive
176 Ratings
6% Mixed
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6% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 198 User Ratings
8.6
89% Positive
176 Ratings
6% Mixed
11 Ratings
6% Negative
11 Ratings

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Production Company Cristaldifilm, Les Films Ariane, Rai 3, TF1 Films Production, Forum Picture
Release Date Mar 1, 1990
Duration 2 h 35 m
Rating R
Tagline A celebration of youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the movies.
Academy Awards, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
BAFTA Awards
• 5 Wins & 11 Nominations