Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)

Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso)

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Average of 1095 ratings: 3.9 Stars

1989 M Contains sex scenes.

A celebration of youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the movies.

The story of a lifelong love affair with the movies, Cinema Paradiso tells of a young boy in a small Italian village, where the only pastime is a visit to the movies at the Cinema Paradiso. Enchanted by the flickering images, Salvatore yearns for the secret of the cinema's magic and is overjoyed when Alfredo, the projectionist, agrees to reveal the mysteries of movie-making to him. As their friendship grows, so does Salvatore. Growing older with his good friend and the movies he adores, he learns from them both how to court his first love. He also dreams of making his own films one day. When the day comes for Salvatore to leave the village, Alfredo makes him promise never to look back, just to keep moving forward. Salvatore does just this - for 30 years. Until one day, a message arrives that beckons him back home...

More movie details

170 minutes
Franco Cristaldi
1990 BAFTA
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Philippe Noiret
Fatso Top 100
Rated #90 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
Widescreen 1.66:1
Italian Dolby Digital 2.0

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Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.77:1
Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

32 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Max56

A very good story about a friendship between a little boy and an old projector man, which shaped his whole life. Companied with songs composed by Enrico Morricone, it is simply a masterpiece!

4 by Yolanda

Very enjoyable movie, heartfelt, funny and engrossing.

5 by TikipungaKid

It's been a while since I had seen this film and it was no less a joy gain. The antics and sheer joy shown by the town while watching the movies is a treasure in itself.

5 by Vargus

A great movie, definitely a true classic not to be missed! Beautiful story, very good acting!

5 by Liz

Why have I not seen this movie before, it's beautiful. A story that holds you through to the end, I was there with them!

4.5 by jas1238

jas1238 This story is lovely! The young boy and the old man with their obsession for the movies is touching and holds your attention. I would recommend it to anyone. The scenery was also delightful... Read more

2 by Cockatoo

I was always expecting something to happen, but it never really does. This is such a long movie and I found it frustrating. It plods and plods.

4 by Mavoura

I saw this movie years ago and enjoyed it very much. Seeing it again, it's lost none of its charm... a lovely, wistful slice of life.

5 by Ngozi

Beautiful story full of great moments and characters. Great entertainment.

5 by igiveup

I have seen this film several times over the years and have enjoyed it greatly each time. Certainly one of my "best films ever".