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Golden Door (2006) More at IMDbPro »Nuovomondo (original title)

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Golden Door -- The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower...
Golden Door -- Miramax Films and Martin Scorsese present GOLDEN DOOR. At once epic and intimate, it's the stunning romantic drama about two very different people yearning for a better life in America at the turn of the 20th century. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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22 September 2006 (Italy) See more »
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A remarkable vision. A dream of a better life. A romance that would change their lives forever.
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The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Masterful direction of impressionistic look at emigration by Crialese See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Lucy Reed

Vincenzo Amato ... Salvatore Mancuso
Aurora Quattrocchi ... Fortunata Mancuso

Francesco Casisa ... Angelo Mancuso

Filippo Pucillo ... Pietro Mancuso
Federica De Cola ... Rita D'Agostini

Isabella Ragonese ... Rosa Napolitano
Filippo Luna ... Don Ercole
Andrea Prodan ... Mister Del Fiore
Ernesto Mahieux ... Dottor. Zampino
Marcelo Benassi ... Il Gatto (as Paride Benassai)
Giuseppe Sangiorgi ... Uomo Olive
Alessandra Fazzino ... Santa
Giuseppe Culino ... Dottore (as Giuseppe Cutino)
Massimo Laguardia ... Mangiapane (as Massimo La Guardia)
Antonio Castrignanò ... Musicista 1
Aldo Abel Perez ... Padre Olive
Paul Perry ... Ufficiale d'Immigrazione
Enrique Piñeyro ... Ufficiale Test Adulti 1
James Murray ... Ufficiale Test Adulti 2
Pascual Condilo ... Promesso di Rita
Nicola Specchio ... Musicista 2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Abadi
Fioreal Acosta Movia
Lihue Acosta Movia
Carolina Alfonsín
Alfredo Allende

Robert Allyn ... American official (voice)
Adriana Angrisano ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Antonio Angrisano ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Cetti Arancio ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Mariano Argento
Emilio Bardi
Tom Bocanelli ... American official (voice)

Antonino Bruschetta ... Italian emigrant (voice) (as Nini Bruschetta)
Agustín Bruzzone ... Italian emigrant
Oriana Celentano ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Marcelo Chaparro
Doriana Chierici ... Italian emigant (voice)
Nino D'Agata ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Claudio Da Passano
Aldo De Martino ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Paolo De Vita ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Vincenzo Diglio ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Carlos Durañona
Ezequiel Díaz
Uisal Elvan ... Foreign emigrant (voice)
Gianni Fiore
Lucilia Gandolo
Tin Geber ... Foreign emigrant (voice)
Chiara Gioncardi ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Salvatore Gioncardi ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Ilaria Giorgino ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Lutfullah Gotkas ... Foreign emigrant (voice)
John Rockwell Harris ... Immigration official
Wolfram Hecht
Andrea Heinz
Monique Hindriks ... Foreign emigrant (voice)
Jean-Luc Julien ... Immigration Officer (voice)
Carla Juncadella
Martín Lavini

Paola Lelio ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Gaetano Lizzio ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Steve Luotto ... American official (voice)
Alejandro Magnone
Giancarlo Mangione
Fernando Margenet ... Immigration Doctor
Bruce McGuire ... American official (voice)
Theodore McNabney
Esteban Meloni
Gianfranco Miranda ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Gabriel Molinelli
Maiorino Monica ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Alexia Murray ... American official (voice)
Miriam Odorico
Enrique Papatino ... Translator
Enrique Paratino
Juan Pascarelli
Gustavo Pastorini ... Italian emigrant
Massimiliano Plinio ... Italian emigrant (voice)
Mimi Rivera
Natale Russo ... Examiner (voice)
Sandra Sandrini

Vincent Schiavelli ... Marriage Broker - on board ship
Giancarlo Scrocco
Martin Seldes
Joshua Stafford ... American official (voice)
Antonio Tallura ... Italian emigrant (voice)

Mohamed Zouaoui ... Foreign emigrant (voice)

Directed by
Emanuele Crialese 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Emanuele Crialese 

Produced by
Michael André .... associate producer
Bernard Bouix .... executive producer
Tommaso Calevi .... executive producer
Diana Frey .... line producer
Alexandre Mallet-Guy .... producer
Fabrizio Mosca .... producer
Laura Adriana Nicotra .... production delegate
Luc Besson .... associate producer (uncredited)
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Antonio Castrignanò 
 
Cinematography by
Agnès Godard 
 
Film Editing by
Maryline Monthieux 
 
Casting by
Norma Angeleri 
 
Production Design by
Carlos Conti 
 
Art Direction by
Laurent Ott 
Filippo Pecoraino 
Monica Sallustio 
 
Costume Design by
Mariano Tufano 
 
Makeup Department
Marta Blanco .... makeup artist
Stefano Ceccarelli .... key hair stylist
Alberto Moccia .... hair stylist
Víctor Muñoz .... hair stylist
Barbara Pellegrini .... makeup artist
Aniello Piscopo .... hair stylist: Sicily
Alejandro Staricco .... hair stylist
Michele Vigliotta .... hair stylist
Anabel Álvarez .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Alessio Angelucci .... unit production manager: Italy
Marcantonio Borghese .... production manager
Sean Cooney .... post-production executive
Silvana Di Francesco .... unit manager
Monica Giuliani .... administrative manager
Abraham Goldblat .... post-production manager
Laura Greco .... unit manager
Jackie Ingberg .... production manager
Nicoletta Maggi .... assistant production in charge
Alejandra Marchioli .... assistant production manager
Clara Mecchi .... second floor manager: production accountant
Patrick Millet .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barbara Bevacqua .... assistant director
Nicolas Cambois .... first assistant director
Christian Peritore .... second assistant director
Marcello Pozzo .... trainee assistant director
David Maria Putorti .... first assistant director
Emiliano Torres .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Marcello Di Carlo .... set dresser
Pilar Peredo .... assistant art director
Ana Piaggio .... graphic designer
Fred Remuzat .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Paolo Battisti .... dubbing sound
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Angelo Bonanni .... boom operator
Guadalupe Cassius .... assistant dialogue editor
Boris Chapelle .... assistant sound editor
Marc Doisne .... foley engineer
Marc Doisne .... sound re-recording mixer
Michel Filippi .... adr supervisor
Jean-Paul Hurier .... sound re-recording mixer
François Lambert .... sound re-recording mix trainee
Florent Lavallée .... foley recordist
Pierre-Yves Lavoué .... sound mixer
Johann Nallet .... sound recordist
Christophe Penchenat .... first assistant sound
Caroline Reynaud .... assistant sound editor
Velislava Stoyanova .... second boom operator
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Francis Wargnier .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Stefano Corridori .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Laurent Brett .... digital compositor
Stephanie Broussaud .... Lustre assistant
Bastien Chauvet .... digital compositor: L'EST
Nicolas Daniel .... Lustre assistant
Berengere Dominguez .... visual effects supervisor
François Dupuy .... digital intermediate technical director
Sébastien Fauchère .... digital compositor
Justine Gasquet .... digital compositor
Mathilde Germi .... digital compositor
Christian Guillon .... visual effects producer
Sabine Lineres .... digital compositor
Basile Maffone .... digital compositor
Benoît Maffone .... digital artist
Christian Rajaud .... visual effects
Julien Rousseau .... digital compositor
Lee F. Sullivan .... pre-visualization technical director
Olivier Veau .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Aníbal Cattaneo .... key grip
Luisa Cavanagh .... second assistant camera
Daniele Dessena .... grip
Stefano Di Pasquali .... grip
Tommaso Lusena .... second assistant camera
Stefano Marino .... gaffer: Italy
Tommaso Mele .... key grip
Cristiano Sergioli .... gennie operator
 
Casting Department
Silvana Lopa .... casting assistant
Santiago Masip .... casting assistant
Diego Morel .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nora Lia Alaluf .... assistant costume designer
Soledad Cancela .... assistant costume designer
Fernanda Molfese .... costume assistant
Natalia Vacs .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Elisa Aboulker .... editor trainee
Rod Dean .... editorial consultant
Élodie Ichter .... digital intermediate editor
Aurélie Laumont .... color timer
Charlotte Mazzinghi .... intermediate color grader
Fabien Pascal .... colorist
Giulia Rodino .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Davide Palmiotto .... music scoring mixer assistant
Marco Streccioni .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Leonel Armeri .... transportation assistant
Diego Igartua .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Eugenia D'Alessio .... location assistant
Ignacio Di Bitonto .... production assistant
Alice Filippi .... set production assistant: re-shoots
Fabian Gabelli .... animal wrangler
Maria Rita Gagliano .... bookkeeper
Laurence Granec .... press attache: France
Marcello Lanza .... production accountant
Jacopo Lo Faro .... production assistant
Natalia Martin .... location manager
Karine Menard .... press attache: France
Silvia Menozzi .... assistant dubbing director
Pablo Morgavi .... production coordinator
Luca Padrini .... production assistant: Catania
Christian Peritore .... location manager
Laura Saurini .... production assistant
Fernanda Selvaggi .... script supervisor: Sicily
Elisabetta Tomasso .... production coordinator
Fabrizio Corallo .... press and publicity (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Nuovomondo" - Italy (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief graphic nudity
Runtime:
118 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Angela Finocchiaro auditioned to play the Grandma character, the role went to Aurora Quattrocchi.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Che saccio (2008)See more »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Masterful direction of impressionistic look at emigration by Crialese, 16 July 2007
Author: tnrcooper from Korea

This film is an impressionistic, poetic take on the immigrant experience, a reflective look at the turmoil and fear which might be associated with emigrating. These are aspects not often considered in movies about emigration to America in particular and to to any country more generally and the film vividly and convincingly depicts the nervousness and enthusiasm, if ignorance, that poor, illiterate Sicilian immigrants have in anticipation of their emigration to the United States.

They have some fantastic, unrealistic notions about the United States which are disseminated on the trip over. One is that the rivers run with milk, an image which is depicted in the movie to poetic, impressionistic effect. The film is devoid of sound and the silence seems to reflect the uneasiness of the ignorance the locals have about life in America, or if not ignorance of it, a vision significantly colored with superstition and fantasy.

That said, the movie depicts with jolting realism, the boat ride to the United States and the intake process which arrivals at Ellis Island had to undergo. The boat ride is imagined as rather dull which surely it was much of the time. The quarters in which the incoming residents sleep is depicted as extremely crowded with beds spaced four or five inches from one another and lacking much light, which it was surely the case below deck.

Again, the film is not supplemented with undue music or excessively bright lighting and the effect is to create a fairly realistic imagining of what it was truly like for people emigrating to the United States. The villagers may not be worldly, but they are quite reasonable, and the interaction with the eldest of the emigrants, Fortunata (Aurora Quattrocchi) with the immigration officer who insists on particular results, are quite bittersweet inasmuch as they are not diluted or softened for the benefit of a syrupy conclusion and one sees the melding of the realism of Sicily with the extensive regulations which guide life in the United States.

The immigrants and their story are very interesting and the combination of cold-eyed realism and the magical fantasy of peoples' imaginations make for a persuasive vision of the beliefs held by Sicilians, or any people, with little formal education moving to the United States. The acting is similarly barebones; it is not at all demonstrative or showy, but seems the more realistic for it. That said, all the main performers, in particular Salvatore Mancuso (Vincenzo Amato), the clear leader of the group is excellent. While never smiling, his character's actions speak much louder and it is clear that (thankfully) the other members of the group, his two sons and the above mentioned elder Fortunata, the boys' grandmother, have faith in his leadership abilities and respect his clear leadership. Amato imbues his character with great decency and forthrightness and it is a testament to his abilities that his character appears so capable and confident while his character betrays very little emotion.

One oddness of the film is a chance encounter with a mysterious Englishwoman (the excellent and fittingly mysterious Charlotte Gainsbourg) who speaks Italian and, during the entire film, we wonder why she is going to the United States or what connection she has to the otherwise unanimously Sicilian emigrant group. At the end, this is finally revealed and the revelation is done typically realistically and does not seem particularly melodramatic or showy.

The film is directed by Emmanuel Crialese who has a firm grasp on the realistic, if sometimes superstitious world view his characters inhabit and presents it competently and confidently. It is in fact fantastically confident given how awkwardly the realism and superstition might have combined in the film. It is a worthy examination of the immigrant experience.

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