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Cinema Paradiso ()

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (original title)
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A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 31 nominations.
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Maria Di Vita - Younger
Enzo Cannavale ...
Spaccafico
Isa Danieli ...
Anna
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Usher
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Salvatore 'Totò' Di Vita - Teenager
Pupella Maggio ...
Maria Di Vita - Older
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Elena Mendola
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Father Adelfio
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Salvatore 'Totò' Di Vita - Child
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Blacksmith
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Village Idiot
Roberta Lena ...
Lia
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Peppino's Father
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Salvatore 'Totò' Di Vita - Adult
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Elena Mendola - Adult
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Alfredo
Nellina Laganà
Turi Giuffrida
Mariella Lo Giudice
Giorgio Libassi
Beatrice Palme
Ignazio Pappalardo
Angela Leontini
Mimmo Mignemi
Margherita Mignemi
Giuseppe Pellegrino
Turi Killer
Angelo Tosto
Concetta Borpagano
Franco Catalano
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Boxer (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Antonio Arcidiacono ...
Ntoni (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Natacha (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Ignazio Balsamo ...
Francesco Messana (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Juliete Hardy (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Baron (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Isa Barzizza ...
Toto's Conquest (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ivy Peterson (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Yasmin (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ginevra (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Mario Castellani ...
Jealous Husband (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Nicola Castorino ...
Nicola (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Referee / The Lone Prospector (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Lt. Frederic Henry (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Maid Marian (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Count Prospero B. (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ulysses (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Robin Hood (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Wasska Pepel (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ace Wilfong (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Grusinskaya - the Dancer (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Walter (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Il pretore Guido Schiavi (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Il tenente Franz Mahler (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Walter Burns (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Georgia (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Joe Lampton (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Catherine Barkley (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Le Baron (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Maddalena Cecconi (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Anna / Silvana (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Mario (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Neri Chiaramontesi (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Vassilissa Kostyleva (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Mary Hatch (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Rio McDonald (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Hildy Johnson (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Rosa Carrisi (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Natalia (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Jan Ashe (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Alice Aisgill (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Alberto (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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George Bailey (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Projectionist (uncredited)
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The Suitor - Disguises Himself as Dummy / Band Leader (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Dallas (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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The Sheik (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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La contessa Livia Serpieri (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Ringo Kid (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Giuseppe Tornatore

Written by

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Giuseppe Tornatore ... (story)
 
Giuseppe Tornatore ... (screenplay)
Vanna Paoli ... (collaborating writer)
 
Richard Epcar ... (english version)

Produced by

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Gabriella Carosio ... delegate producer: RAI
Franco Cristaldi ... producer
Giovanna Romagnoli ... producer

Music by

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Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by

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Blasco Giurato

Film Editing by

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Mario Morra

Editorial Department

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Giancarlo Carotenuto ... editor: fine cut
Ida Cruciani ... assistant editor
Giancarlo Mammetti ... color technician
Luca Montanari ... assistant editor
Roberto Priori ... assistant editor
Stefano Quaglia ... assistant editor

Production Design by

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Andrea Crisanti

Costume Design by

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Beatrice Bordone

Makeup Department

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Laura Borselli ... assistant makeup artist (as Laura Borzelli)
Paolo Borselli ... hair stylist (as Paolo Borzelli)
Maurizio Trani ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Mino Barbera ... general manager
Romualdo Buzzanca ... production manager (as Aldo Buzzanca)
Eleonora Comencini ... production manager
Salvo Lupo ... production supervisor
Aureliano Luppi ... production supervisor
Vittorio Noia ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Giuseppe Giglietti ... assistant director
Pietra Tornatore ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Fabio Bonzi ... assistant production designer
Benito Leonardi ... construction foreman (as Benito Isonardi)
Marco Maggi ... constructor
Alberto Michettoni ... first property master
Cinzia Milani ... assistant art director
Marcellino Nolfo ... second property master (as Marcello Molfo)
Raffaele Pantaleo ... construction foreman
Porfirio Perrone ... constructor
Oreste Quercioli ... set painter
Marina Zalapi ... assistant production designer

Sound Department

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Luciano Anzellotti ... foley artist
Massimo Anzellotti ... sound effects editor
Annia Bargagli ... dubbing assistant
Alberto Doni ... sound mixer
Richard Epcar ... english voice director
Franco Finetti ... sound engineer
Massimo Loffredi ... sound recordist
Stefano Nissolino ... sound dubbing
Giulio Viggiani ... boom operator
Dan Edelstein ... supervising sound editor: special edition re-release (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Danilo Bollettini ... special effects technician
Giovanni Corridori ... special effects coordinator (as Corridori)

Stunts

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Angelo Ragusa ... stunt double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Luca Biamonte ... still photographer
Nazzareno Brescini ... chief electrician (as Neno Brescini)
Giuseppe Di Biase ... camera operator (as Giuseppe Di Blase)
Claudio Diamanti ... grip
Fabio Lanciotti ... assistant camera
Carlo Passari ... first assistant camera
Giuseppe Petrignani ... key grip
Giuseppe Sciarra ... electrician
Giuseppe Sgarra ... electrician
Elio Tolles ... electrician
Doriano Torriero ... grip

Animation Department

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Alvaro Passeri ... animator

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jacopo Bellini ... assistant seamstress
Luigi Bonanno ... costume assistant
Amedeo Monti ... seamstress

Music Department

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John M. Davis ... music editor (director's cut)
Enrico DeMelis ... general music coordinator (as Enrico De Melis)
Unione Musicisti Di Roma ... orchestra
Marianne Eckstein ... flute
Franco Finetti ... sound designer
Baldo Maestri ... alto saxophone / clarinet
Sergio Marcotulli ... sound designer
Andrea Morricone ... composer: love theme
Enrico Pieranunzi ... piano
Alberto Pomeranz ... piano
Francesco Romano ... guitar
Franco Tamponi ... musician: violin

Other crew

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Nestore Baratella ... administrator
Cesare Barbetti ... dubbing director / voice dubbing: Jacques Perrin
Annia Bargagli ... dubbing assistant
Luigi Biamonte ... press agent
Riccardo Caneva ... coordinator
Lillo Capoano ... continuity director
Claudia Catani ... voice dubbing: Agnese Nano
Vittorio Di Prima ... voice dubbing: Philippe Noiret
Vittoria Febbi ... voice dubbing: Brigitte Fossey
Elizabetta Gizzi ... administrator (as Elisabetta Gizzi)
Francesco Liberati ... production secretary
Fabrizio Manfredi ... voice dubbing: Marco Leonardi
Bruno Morganti ... production secretary
Vanna Paoli ... researcher: film clips
Jacqueline Perrier ... continuity
Carla Pettini ... coordination secretary
Alba Maria Ruggeri ... cashier
Luciano Vittori ... print production
Peter Fernandez ... voice director (uncredited)
John Marshall ... subtitle script and timing (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A boy who grew up in a native Sicilian Village returns home as a famous director after receiving news about the death of an old friend. Told in a flashback, Salvatore reminiscences about his childhood and his relationship with Alfredo, a projectionist at Cinema Paradiso. Under the fatherly influence of Alfredo, Salvatore fell in love with film making, with the duo spending many hours discussing about films and Alfredo painstakingly teaching Salvatore the skills that became a stepping stone for the young boy into the world of film making. The film brings the audience through the changes in cinema and the dying trade of traditional film making, editing and screening. It also explores a young boy's dream of leaving his little town to foray into the world outside. Written by Clarisse P.

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Taglines A celebration of youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the movies. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cinéma Paradiso (France)
  • Le Cinema Paradis (France)
  • Cinema Paradiso (United States)
  • Cinema Paradiso (World-wide, English title)
  • Cinema Paradiso: The New Version (United States)
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Runtime
  • 155 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Giuseppe Tornatore's intention was that this movie should serve as an obituary for traditional movie theatres (like the one on the film) and the movie industry in general. After the movie's success he never mentioned this again. See more »
Goofs The 1954 calendar is wrong. All the days are out by one. The calendar shows that 1st April, 1954 is a Friday. In fact it was a Thursday. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995). See more »
Soundtracks Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Titoli) See more »
Quotes Alfredo: Living here day by day, you think it's the center of the world. You believe nothing will ever change. Then you leave: a year, two years. When you come back, everything's changed. The thread's broken. What you came to find isn't there. What was yours is gone. You have to go away for a long time... many years... before you can come back and find your people. The land where you were born. But now, no. It's not possible. Right now you're blinder than I am.
Salvatore: Who said that? Gary Cooper? James Stewart? Henry Fonda? Eh?
Alfredo: No, Toto. Nobody said it. This time it's all me. Life isn't like in the movies. Life... is much harder.
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