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The Purple Rose of Cairo

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Original title
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Running time
85 min.
United States United States
Woody Allen
Dick Hyman
Gordon Willis
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Orion Pictures
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.
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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