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Year: 1988
Original Title: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Length: 155 minutes
Genre: Drama
Studios: Cristaldifilm, Ariane Films
Distributor: Arrow Films
Age rating: Parental guidance
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: December 17 1999

United States: February 23 1990


Ranking: 1,208 out of 16,356 movies (up 766)

Ranked #50 in list 'The best movies ever'


8.6 by 43 users

10.0 by Movie'n'co


Salvatore is a successful film director. One day he receives a message that informs him that Alfredo has died, and then returns to his hometown, which for many years he wasn't going. As a child, and everyone knew him by Toto, whole days he spent in the cinema watching movies with his friend Alfredo, who was the projectionist film and had to suffer the censures to films imposed by the village priest, forcing him to cut that part of the celluloid. Salvatore reaches his hometown, where they invade the memories of everything that happened there 30 years ago, when he was a child taking his first steps in life. Remembering his friends with whom he played, he remembers his first love ... But above all remember the days in the projection room with Alfredo.


Cast Cinema Paradiso

Jacques Perrin

Jacques Perrin

Salvatore Di Vita

Marco Leonardi

Marco Leonardi

Salvatore 'Totò' Di Vita (adolescente)

Salvatore Cascio

Salvatore Cascio

Totò (child)

Antonella Attili

Antonella Attili

Maria Di Vita - Joven