Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi
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Cinema Paradiso 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
theres a good reason the theatrical release was held in such high regard....it made the tender relationship between toto and alfredo the centerpiece. directors cut made toto and elena the focus, with farless dramatic impact than the beauty/purity of toto/alfredo. Toto returns on the news that Alfredo is gone...not Elena is still kicking around!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw this movie in school. I was reluctant at first, the only other foreign films I had seen had been terrible (french movies).This movie is hilarious. The little boy is abosolutely adorable. Don't get the dubbed version, you'll regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you don't understand Italian at least get the Director's Cut from this 1988 Academy Award winning film for Best Foreign Film. Young Toto's passion for film is encouraged by his mentor and father figure during his childhood in Sicily until Elena threatens to distract him at 16. When Toto leaves for Rome to do his mandatory military service a double cross tears him and Elena apart. The loss fuels Toto's cinematic career until he returns to his village an old man with the death of his mentor. Toto not only revisits his past but discovers the betrayal that tore Elena away. A heartbreaking retelling of the loves that haunt and inspire us always.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A classic...the friendship between the boy and the old man is one of the most memorable screen relationships of all time. I saw the theatrical cut first, and must admit that I prefer it to the also included director's cut...both are wonderful, but the story is cleaner and tighter in the short version. Here is a beautiful film, not to be missed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed both the theatrical version and the director's version. However the director's ending changes the story. This is a must see movie. It revolves around Toto's relationship with Alfredo and the movie theater, but there's also more to it. Such as Toto's love for Elena which does not change in the end. It shows that when you truly love someone there is no other person for you.
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