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Golden Door ()

Nuovomondo (original title)
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A Sicilian peasant begins the journey to the promised land and meets a beautiful Englishwoman. But neither is prepared for the harsh realities of Ellis Island. Can they make it through the golden door to the America of their dreams?

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Cast

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Lucy Reed
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Salvatore Mancuso
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Marriage Broker - on board ship
Aurora Quattrocchi ...
Fortunata Mancuso
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Angelo Mancuso
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Pietro Mancuso
Federica De Cola ...
Rita D'Agostini
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Rosa Napolitano
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Don Ercole
Andrea Prodan ...
Mister Del Fiore
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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
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
Aldo Abel Perez ...
Padre Olive
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)
Emilio Bardi
Tom Bocanelli ...
American official (voice)
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Italian emigrant (voice) (as Nini Bruschetta)
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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)
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Immigration Officer (voice)
Carla Juncadella
Martín Lavini
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Italian emigrant (voice)
Gaetano Lizzio ...
Italian emigrant (voice)
Steven Luotto ...
American official (voice) (as Steve Luotto)
Alejandro Magnone
Giancarlo Mangione
Fernando Margenet ...
Immigration Doctor
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American official (voice)
Theodore McNabney
Esteban Meloni
Gianfranco Miranda ...
Italian emigrant (voice)
Gabriel Molinelli
Maiorino Monica ...
Italian emigrant (voice)
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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
Giancarlo Scrocco
Martin Seldes
Joshua Stafford ...
American official (voice)
Antonio Tallura ...
Italian emigrant (voice)
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Foreign emigrant (voice)

Directed by

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Emanuele Crialese

Written by

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Emanuele Crialese ... ()

Produced by

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Michael André ... associate producer
Bernard Bouix ... executive producer
Tommaso Calevi ... executive producer
Diana Frey ... line producer
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam ... associate producer (uncredited)
Alexandre Mallet-Guy ... producer
Fabrizio Mosca ... producer
Riccardo Neri ... line producer: additional shooting Rome end sequence

Music by

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Antonio Castrignanò

Cinematography by

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Agnès Godard

Film Editing by

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Maryline Monthieux

Editorial Department

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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
Josh Rappaport ... post production coordinator: Miramax Films
Giulia Rodino ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Norma Angeleri

Production Design by

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Carlos Conti

Art Direction by

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Graciela Oderigo
Laurent Ott
Filippo Pecoraino
Monica Sallustio

Costume Design by

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Mariano Tufano

Makeup Department

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Marta Blanco ... makeup artist
Maria Catalina Cangero ... hair stylist
Stefano Ceccarelli ... key hair stylist
Marzia Colomba ... hair stylist: Sicily
Ana Dillon ... hair stylist
Alessandro Durante ... hair stylist
Veronica Luongo ... assistant makeup artist
Alberto Moccia ... hair stylist
María Paula Morón ... hair stylist
Víctor Muñoz ... hair stylist
Barbara Pellegrini ... makeup artist
Aniello Piscopo ... hair stylist: Sicily
Alejandro Staricco ... hair stylist
Lorena Superville ... hair stylist
Michele Vigliotta ... hair stylist
Anabel Álvarez ... hair stylist

Production Management

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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
Edoardo Moracci ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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: Italy
Emiliano Torres ... assistant director

Art Department

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Angélica Alvear ... property master
César Baez ... assistant prop master
Nilda Baez ... assistant prop master
Marcello Di Carlo ... set dresser
Maud Gircourt ... ilustrator
Pilar Peredo ... assistant art director
Ana Piaggio ... graphic designer
Anna Privitera ... head painter
Fred Remuzat ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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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 / re-recording mixer
Michel Filippi ... adr supervisor
Jean-Paul Hurier ... 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

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Stefano Corridori ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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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

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François Berroir ... gaffer
Aníbal Cattaneo ... key grip
Luisa Cavanagh ... second assistant camera
Francesco Colangeli ... electrician
Daniele Dessena ... grip: re-shoots
Stefano Di Pasquali ... grip
Tommaso Lusena ... second assistant camera
Stefano Marino ... gaffer: Italy
Tommaso Mele ... key grip
Cristiano Sergioli ... gennie operator

Casting Department

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Silvana Lopa ... casting assistant
Santiago Masip ... casting assistant
Diego Morel ... casting assistant
Fernando Szurman ... casting assistant: Argentina

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nora Lia Alaluf ... assistant costume designer
Soledad Cancela ... assistant costume designer
Giorgia Guglielman ... trainee costume effects artist
Fernanda Molfese ... costume assistant
Natalia Vacs ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Eugenia D'Alessio ... location assistant
Ivan Ferrandes ... location manager
Natalia Martin ... location manager
Christian Peritore ... location manager
Martin Rago ... location assistant (as Martín Rago)

Music Department

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Davide Palmiotto ... music scoring mixer assistant
Marco Streccioni ... music scoring mixer

Transportation Department

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Leonel Armeri ... transportation assistant
Diego Igartua ... transportation captain

Additional Crew

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Ignacio Di Bitonto ... production assistant
Alice Filippi ... set production assistant: re-shoots
Ana Fraile ... production staff
Fabian Gabelli ... animal wrangler
Maria Rita Gagliano ... bookkeeper
Laurence Granec ... press attache: France
Marcello Lanza ... production accountant
Jacopo Lo Faro ... production assistant
Martin Marquet ... publicist
Karine Menard ... press attache: France
Silvia Menozzi ... assistant dubbing director
Pablo Morgavi ... production coordinator
Laura Adriana Nicotra ... production delegate
Luca Padrini ... production assistant: Catania
Laura Saurini ... production assistant
Fernanda Selvaggi ... script supervisor: Sicily
Elisabetta Tomasso ... production coordinator
Fabrizio Corallo ... press and publicity (uncredited)

Production Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a British lady and wants to come back to the States. Lucy, or Luce as Salvatore calls her, for unknown reasons wants to marry someone before to arrive to Ellis Island in New York. Salvatore accepts the proposal. Once they arrive in Ellis Island they spend the quarantine period trying to pass the examinations to be admitted to the States. Tests are not so simple for poor farmers coming from Sicily. Their destiny is in the hands of the custom officers. Written by 1felco

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Taglines A remarkable vision. A dream of a better life. A romance that would change their lives forever. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Golden Door (France)
  • Golden Door (United States)
  • Golden Door (World-wide, English title)
  • Golden Door (United Kingdom)
  • Golden Door (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR10,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $7,226,020, 30 Aug 2007

Did You Know?

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Trivia Vincent Schiavelli's character was supposed to be a major one in the movie; but unfortunately, Schiavelli died during the shooting of the film, and his character became a supporting character. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Appunti per un viaggio alle radici dell'emigrazione vista al cinema... (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Feeling good See more »
Quotes Lucy Reed: Madam? Madam. Could you lower your voice? I have a headache.
Fortunata Mancuso: Then have one! What do I care? Who does she think she is? This is the last thing I need. A journey like this ahead and she has a headache.
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