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The Purple Rose of Cairo

7.6
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Original title
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Year
Running time
85 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Woody Allen
Music
Dick Hyman
Cinematography
Gordon Willis
Cast
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Producer
Orion Pictures
Genre
Romance. Comedy. Fantasy | Film In Film. 1930s. The Great Depression. Romantic Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
It’s the Depression and Cecilia works herself into the ground as a waitress in New Jersey while her husband does nothing. Her only outlet is the cinema, to which she returns time and again to escape from reality and dream of a world of champagne, tuxedoes and elegant parties. One evening, one of the actors in her favourite film, The Purple Rose of Cairo, notices her and comes out of the screen to meet her.
Awards
1985: Cannes Film Festival: FIPRESCI
1985: Oscar: Nominated for Original Screenplay
1985: Golden Globes: Best Screenplay. 4 Nominations
1985: BAFTA Awards: Best Film and Original Screenplay; 4 Nominations
1985: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Screenplay. 2 Nominations
1985: César Awards: Best Foreign Film
1985: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
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