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Cinema Paradiso


Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio View All


Giuseppe Tornatore (Screenplay), Giuseppe Tornatore (Director) View All

Release: Nov. 17th, 1988
Runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutes
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
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The ending of the film is certainly bitter-sweet, as Salvatore realizes what Alfredo had told him years before, and much like him, I found myself smiling at the memories of yesterday, even if what I came to find wasn't necessarily there.
Citizen Rules
The film projectionist warns the boy that the life of film is no life at all, and that he will become isolated from the world as he watches movies 100s of times over.
The shorter version is a more uplifting film about a boy and his surrogate father who creates a love of movies in the boy.


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