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Plot, Details & Awards

Porte Aperte

In Theaters 03/8/1991 , 109min.
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Plot & Details

Set during the Mussolini years, Open Doors stars Gian Maria Volonte as an old-line judge. Volonte tries to remain faithful to the letter of the law, despite the "improvements" made by the Fascists. His insistence upon justice over dogma results in government reprimands, and ultimately poses a threat to Volonte's well-being. The honesty vs. corruption theme transcends the film's period settings, resulting in an allegorical masterpiece that has significance in any country, any time. Open Doors was a nominee for the "best foreign picture" Academy Award.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1990 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Foreign Language Film Gianni Amelio Nominated

European Film Academy

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1990 European Film Academy European Discovery of the Year Ennio Fantastichini Won
1990 European Film Academy Best European Film Won
1990 European Film Academy Best Cinematographer Tonino Nardi Won
1990 European Film Academy Special Jury Award Gian Maria Volontè Won

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