Cinema Paradiso

Lists: Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Winners

Brief Synopsis: "A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist."

Overall Ranking: 367 (Rank from 1988: # 7)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Jay of Life Vs Film100(full review)
David Baruffi97(full review)
Thomas Pollock90
Bryan Lienesch55 - Mediocre.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 3

People Involved

  • Philippe Noiret (Alfredo)
  • Jacques Perrin (Salvatore Toto Di Vita - Adult)
  • Marco Leonardi (Salvatore Toto Di Vita - Teenager)
  • Salvatore Cascio (Salvatore Toto Di Vita - Child)
  • Agnese Nano (Elena Mendola)
  • Antonella Attili (Maria Di Vita - Younger)
  • Enzo Cannavale (Spaccafico)
  • Isa Danieli (Anna)
  • Leo Gullotta (Usher)
  • Pupella Maggio (Maria Di Vita - Older)
  • Leopoldo Trieste (Father Adelfio)
  • Tano Cimarosa (Blacksmith)
  • Nicola Di Pinto (Village Idiot)
  • Roberta Lena (Lia)
  • Nino Terzo (Peppinos Father)
  • Giuseppe Tornatore (Director)