Cinema Paradiso

$12m

DBO
15 1988 155 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Cinema Paradiso is the beautiful, enchanting story of a young boy's lifelong love affair with the movies. Set in an Italian village, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the Cinema Paradiso, yearning for the secret of the cinema's magic. When the projectionist, Alfredo, agrees to reveal the mysteries of moviemaking, a deep friendship is born. The day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream of making movies of his own. Thirty years later he receives a message that beckons him back home to a secret and beautiful discovery that awaits him.

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Cinema Paradiso - Cinema vs. Times Tables

Cinema Paradiso - Cinema vs. Times Tables

Toto is far more interested in the drama of the cinema than the drama in his classroom. In this scene: Toto (Salvatore Cascio), Alfredo (Philippe Noiret)

Cinema Paradiso - Where's The Milk?

Cinema Paradiso - Where's The Milk?

Toto's love for the cinema gets him into trouble. In this scene: Toto (Jacques Perrin), Alfredo (Philippe Noiret), Maria (Antonella Attili)

Cinema Paradiso - The Funeral's Tomorrow

Cinema Paradiso - The Funeral's Tomorrow

Salvatore receives difficult news about his friend Alfredo. In this scene: Salvatore (Jacques Perrin)

Cinema Paradiso - Behind The Scenes

Cinema Paradiso - Behind The Scenes

In between films, Toto sneaks behind the curtain to see Alfredo. In this scene: Toto (Salvatore Cascio), Alfredo (Philippe Noiret)

Cinema Paradiso - The Little Projectionist

Cinema Paradiso - The Little Projectionist

Alfredo shares his life lessons with Toto, hoping to dissuade the young protege from becoming a projectionist. In this scene: Toto (Salvatore Cascio), Alfredo (Philippe Noiret)

Cinema Paradiso - Longing

Cinema Paradiso - Longing

Alfredo goes about his work of cutting out all kissing scenes in the films he shows at the cinema while Toto watches on (and bothers him). In this scene: Toto (Salvatore Cascio), Alfredo (Philippe Noiret)

Cinema Paradiso - Where's The Kissing?

Cinema Paradiso - Where's The Kissing?

The audience is disappointed when certain scenes are removed from the movie. In this scene: Toto (Salvatore Cascio), Alfredo (Philippe Noiret)

Cinema Paradiso - The Northerner's Get Lucky

Cinema Paradiso - The Northerner's Get Lucky

In the midst of an argument, Toto and Alfredo get interrupted by commotion in the town. In this scene: Toto (Salvatore Cascio), Alfredo (Philippe Noiret)

Cinema Paradiso - Banned

Cinema Paradiso - Banned

Toto's love for film leads to the destruction of priceless memories. In this scene: Maria (Antonella Attili), Toto (Salvatore Cascio), Alfredo (Philippe Noiret)

Now Playing: Cinema Paradiso - Cinema vs. Times Tables
Starring: Salvatore Cascio, Philippe Noiret

Toto is far more interested in the drama of the cinema than the drama in his classroom. In this scene: Toto (Salvatore Cascio), Alfredo (Philippe Noiret)