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Cinema Paradiso

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Original title
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
Running time
155 min.
Italy Italy
Giuseppe Tornatore
Ennio Morricone
Blasco Giurato
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Co-production Italy-France; Les Films Ariane / Cristaldifilm / TF1 Films Production / RAI / Forum Picture
Drama | Melodrama. Film In Film. Childhood
Synopsis / Plot
A young boy named Salvatore in a small Italian village is overjoyed when the local movie projectionist (Philippe Noiret) reveals to him the mysteries of moviemaking, beginning his lifelong love affair with cinema.
1989: Academy Awards: Oscar Best Foreign Language Picture
1989: Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
1990: 5 BAFTA Awards, Including Best Film in Foreign Languaje. 11 Nominations
1990: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1989: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Special Prize
1989: César Awards: Best Poster. Nominated for Best Foreign Film
1989: European Film Awards: Best Actor (Philippe Noiret)
1988: David di Donatello Awards: Best Music. 5 nominations
1990: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
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