Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Film Summary & Analysis

Giuseppe Tornatore
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Characters

Salvatore played by Jacques Perrin (Adult), Marco Leonardi (Adolescent), Salvatore Cascio (Child)

Description

Salvatore is the main character in Nuovo Cinema Paradiso. As a young boy growing up in a small town in Italy, Salvatore, called Toto as a child, falls in love with the cinema. The town has its very own cinema, the Cinema Paradiso, where Alfredo runs the projection room. Salvatore spends all his days there from his childhood into his teens. While Salvatore is still a boy, Alfredo is blinded by a fire, and Salvatore takes over the projection room. The two spend hours together, and Alfredo has great plans for Salvatore's future.

Salvatore, however, falls in love with Elena, the privileged daughter of a local banker. Alfredo believes that Salvatore will give up his hopes of someday making films if he marries Elena, so he does his best to keep them apart...

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