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Open Doors

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Original title
Porte aperte
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
Italy Italy
Director
Screenwriter
Gianni Amelio, Vincenzo Cerami, Alessandro Sermoneta (Novel: Leonardo Sciascia)
Music
Franco Piersanti
Cinematography
Tonino Nardi
Cast
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Producer
Erre Produzioni / Istituto Luce / Urania Film / Raidue
Genre
Drama | 1930s
Synopsis / Plot
On 10 March 1937, in Palermo, the clerk Tommaso Scalia that was the scapegoat for embezzlement in the Confederation Building kills with a bayonet his former chief, the lawyer Spadafora Vincenzo, and his replacement, the accountant Speciale Antonio. Then he drives his car through a lonely road and rapes and executes his wife with a shot on her head. He goes to trial expecting to receive the capital punishment, but Judge Vito Di Francesco that is against the death penalty finds evidences that the murder has a passionate motive. However, the defendant wants to be executed by the firing squad in an eccentric situation.
Awards
1990: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1990: European Film Awards: Best Film, Cinematography, Discovery Award
1989: David di Donatello Awards: 4 awards, including Best Film. 11 nominations
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