Memoir of a boy's life working at a movie theatre in small-town Italy after WWII. Film aspires to both majestic sweep and stirring poignancy, but only occasionally hits its target. Still manages to move the viewer, and it features a suitably low-key performance by the masterful Noiret. Autobiographically inspired script written by Tornatore. The version shown in America is approximately a half-hour shorter than the original Italian form.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.
Originally from Italian.
Oscars 1989: Foreign Film; British Acad. 1990: Actor (Noiret), Foreign Film, Orig. Screenplay, Support. Actor (Cascio); Cannes 1989: Grand Jury Prize; Golden Globes 1990: Foreign Film.
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