Cinema Paradiso (1988)

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A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.

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  • Agnese Nano and Jacques Perrin in Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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  • Marco Leonardi in Cinema Paradiso (1988)
  • Salvatore Cascio and Philippe Noiret in Cinema Paradiso (1988)
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30 January 2005 | darkside2003
10
| A Masterpiece
I seldom watch Italian movies, (i saw it today for the first time) being Italian maybe i'm biased, but this one really stands out. A real masterpiece; i can't remember another movie so moving like this one, maybe Schindler's list; it makes you laugh and it makes you cry, yet it is so simple and straightforward. Maybe there lies its magic: no Hollywood superstars, no special effects, just pure emotions and feelings, love, fear, grief and regret, nostalgia for childhood and youth, memories of places and times that will not come back, memories of the loved ones. Some movies are there to entertain, some to scare, some to question. This movie is there to affect your feelings. Definitely to be seen.

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