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July 03, 2012
An homage to old movies. Makes me nostalgic for my childhood in France. Whe had no TV and movies were our entertainment and we loved them so. I can identify with the main character and the memories that come when I go back to France. Bittersweet memories. Love this movie. The music touches my heart strings.
November 26, 2011
I have been a very big fan and devotee of Cinema Paradiso since my first viewing of it. I have seen it four times and will continue to do so periodically. It is one of the greatest films I have ever seen and one which has touched me totally.
October 28, 2011
Watch this movie at least once a year.. Was moved to tears and laughter. This movie will never be outdated... i put this film into the same cat as Now Voyager.... Enjoy!!
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