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  • Director

    Giuseppe Tornatore

  • Starring

    Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Enzo Cannavale

  • Run Time

    123 mins

  • Release Year

    1988

  • Country of Origin

    ItalyFrance

  • Certificate

    12A

  • Language

    Italian

  • Subtitles

    Yes

  • Format

    Digital

Cinema Paradiso

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A successful film director returns to his rural Sicilian village after 30 years to attend the funeral of a dear friend and former mentor who advised him, all those years ago, to forsake his humble origins and move to Rome to make a life for himself. Giuseppe Tornatore hit upon something miraculous when he wrote and directed this tale of romance, between a young man and the movies, and friendship, between the wise, wry projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) and the cheeky urchin Salvatore (Salvatore Cascio) who wiles his way into the booth. A captivating tribute to the wonder of cinema.



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