Cinema Paradiso -- The Director's Cut

A projectionist (Philippe Noiret) helps a Sicilian boy (Salvatore Cascio) appreciate movies.

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Cinema Paradiso -- The Director's Cut


Drama170 Mins1988R

Young Salvatore Di Vita (Salvatore Cascio) discovers the perfect escape from life in his war-torn Sicilian village: the Cinema Paradiso movie house, where projectionist Alfredo (Philippe Noiret) instills in the boy a deep love of films. When Salvatore grows up, falls in love with a beautiful local girl (Agnese Nano) and takes over as the Paradiso's projectionist, Alfredo must convince Salvatore to leave his small town and pursue his passion for filmmaking.


  • Emotional
  • Inspiring
  • Witty