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A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

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Directed by

Giuseppe Tornatore

Written by

Giuseppe Tornatore (Screenplay)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

parent child relationship coming of age movie business cinema kiss sicily haunted by the past censorship movie theatre flashback nuovo cinema paradiso

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Lists

#54 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#275 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#239 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#27 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film