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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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14 wins & 19 nominations See more »
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'I lift my lamp beside the golden door': A Touching Tribute to Immigrants 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 Castrigano ... 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)
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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 Castrigano 
 
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
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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Trivia:
'Giuseppe Paternò Raddusa' auditioned to play Pietro Mancuso, the role went to Filippo Pucillo.See more »
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24 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
'I lift my lamp beside the golden door': A Touching Tribute to Immigrants, 23 June 2007
Author: gradyharp from United States

THE GOLDEN DOOR (NUOVOMONDO) is for this viewer the finest film of the year to date. It is a masterpiece of concept, writing, directing, acting and cinematography. More importantly, this radiantly beautiful film is a much needed reflective mirror for us to view the history of immigration of 'foreigners' into America at a time when the very mention of the word 'borders' is a political fuse. Writer/director Emanuele Crialese has given us not only a deeply moving story, he has also provided a touchstone for viewers to re-visit the history of each of our origins: with the exception of the Native Americans, we all entered America as 'foreigners' at some point in our histories, and it is humbling to view this film with that fact in mind.

The film opens in turn of the century Sicily as poverty stricken widower Salvatore Mancuso (Vincenzo Amato) and his brother Angelo (Francesco Casisa) climb a rocky hill to present their tokens to the cross to ask for a sign as to whether they should continue to struggle for existence on the island or go to America, the land of dreams. Mancuso's deaf mute son Pietro (Filippo Pucillo) runs to the top of the hill with postcards he has found with images of America (money growing on trees, fruits and vegetables larger than people, etc), and Salvatore accepts this as the sign that he should move his family to America. After convincing his reluctant mother Fortunata (Aurora Quattrocchi) and his sisters Rita (Federica De Cola) and Rosa (Isabella Ragonese) to make the trip, he sells his only possessions (two donkeys, goats, and rabbits) and the man with the boat arranges their trip, giving the family shoes, appropriate clothing, and instructions to board an ocean liner as third class passengers. As the Mancuso family prepares to board they are asked for a photograph, and as they pose behind a painted set, an Englishwoman Lucy/Luce (Charlotte Gainsbourg) walks into the photo as though she were part of this peasant family. Lucy cannot board the boat for America without male escort.

The voyage begins and Luce in her gentle way identifies with the Mancuso family, finally solidifying her safe passage by proposing to Salvatore to marry her 'for convenience, not for love' when they arrive in America. Through a violent storm and living conditions that are appalling poor, the multitude of third class passengers survive, bond, and eventually arrive at Ellis Island, believing their dream of America has been fulfilled. But everyone must pass harsh physical tests, de-lousing, and even intelligence testing to determine if they can enter America: the officials let them know that America does not want genetically inferior people entering the new world! Each woman must be selected by a man to marry on Ellis Island before they are allowed admission. The manner in which the Mancuso family remains united until a somewhat surprising ending is the closing of the tale.

Few of us understand the strict rules and harsh treatment immigrants face (or at least faced at the turn of the century) on Ellis Island, and if we do we have elected to submerge that information. THE GOLDEN DOOR presents the case for immigrants' struggles in a manner that not only touches our hearts but also challenges our acceptance of current immigration legislation. But all political issues aside, THE GOLDEN DOOR is first and foremost a film of enormous beauty, exquisite photography, deeply felt performances by a huge cast, and a very sensitively written and directed story. The is a film that deserves wide distribution, a movie that is a must see for everyone. Highly recommended. Grady Harp

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