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PG-13| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
Salvatore (Vincenzo Amato), a Sicilian villager, decides to leave his homeland and emigrate to America with his two sons, Angelo (Francesco Casisa) and Pietro (Filippo Pucillo). They and their fellow travelers (Charlotte Gainsbourg, Federica de Cola) face a challenging journey to what they believe is a land of milk and honey.

Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg , Vincenzo Amato , Aurora Quattrocchi , Francesco Casisa , Filippo Pucillo , Federica de Cola , Isabella Ragonese , Filippo Luna

Director: Emanuele Crialese

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

Golden Door (2006)

Release Date: May 25th, 2007|1 hr. 57 min.

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  • After countless films in which immigration plays a central role -- one of the earliest was Charlie Chaplin's 1917 silent classic "The Immigrant" while one of the best, Jan Troell's "The Emigrants," has never migrated to DVD -- you'd think the canon was essentially complete. Yet this visionary work adds to it by combining harsh realities with magic-realist fantasies. show more

  • The Golden Door feels, at points, like a silent film - a silent film with CinemaScope vistas and dazzling, saturated color. show more

  • The movie never really comes alive, and Crialese's coyness with Lucy's character is more frustrating than mysterious. show more

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  • August 21, 2011 cravely1
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    I very much like the would-be critic above who said: \&************* far too surrealistic and only sporadically at that.\" This is junk writing ****** best.

  • May 22, 2008 ciaoanita1
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    I really enjoyed this movie!! It was very realistic and showed the hard life the Italians had in Sicily at the turn of the century. The voyage was long on then and then they had to endure the hardships at Ellis Island. I think every Italian should see this film!! and even if your not Italian it shows other imigrants from other countries and they had similiar hardships. A must to see and have if they ever put it on dvd.Ciaoanita1@aol.com

  • May 22, 2008 ceciliagallo
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    I am so sorry I was not able to see it as I feel I would have enjoyed since my parents made that perilous journey and I remember the sories my mother told me of the crossing. I live on Staten Island and was not able to get to Manhattan where it was playing. I hope I will be able to see it on DVD. Thank you for your input. Ceciliagallo@aol.com

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