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Cinema Paradiso

Summary: A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Runtime: 2 h 35 min

Countries: Italy, France
Language: Italian
Movie budget: $ 5,000,000
Domestic: $ 12,397,210
International: $ 621,853
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