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I watched Cinema Paradiso for the first time last night...

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stevienickstophat Mon 08-Jun-15 12:06:26

It's on Netflix.

I cried buckets. Absolutely loved it.

How have I missed this so far? And what else do I need to watch?

123Jump Mon 08-Jun-15 12:07:55

Haven't seen that for years but remember that it is a goody.
Life is Beautiful. Make sure you replenish your tissue supply....

squoosh Mon 08-Jun-15 12:09:01


Wotsitsareafterme Mon 08-Jun-15 12:11:03

It's amazing isn't it. I did it during film studies in 1998 and it's been my favourite film ever since. The music just wow but it's heartbreaking but also very funny in places. It made me want to seeSicily too

LurkingHusband Mon 08-Jun-15 12:11:17

Il Postino ?

stevienickstophat Mon 08-Jun-15 12:13:29

I loved Alfredo...

Ooh, will check out Il Postino. Will I need more tissues?

stevienickstophat Mon 08-Jun-15 12:14:26

I've seen Life Is Beautiful. I adored it, but doubt if I could put myself through it again.

How gorgeous was little Toto? What a great little actor.

stevienickstophat Mon 08-Jun-15 12:15:18

Yy to wanting to go to Sicily.

I specifically want to watch a drive in movie while standing on a boat.

RedCheckedTablecloth Mon 08-Jun-15 12:17:02

The scene at the end when Toto is an adult and watching all the kissing scenes Alfredo had to cut out on the orders of the priest.

I saw it in the 80's. I dislike the director's cut though.

Romauld et Juliette is the only film I have been to where the audience applauded at the end.

squoosh Mon 08-Jun-15 12:20:18

Have you watched Jean de Florette? That's pretty sad in places.

stevienickstophat Mon 08-Jun-15 12:22:32

Yes, that was a particularly heart-rending bit, RedCheckedTablecloth

Now, what was the director's cut? Because the description of the film on IMDB (have been nerding) mentions a whole section where Toto finds Elena's daughter and hears that Alfredo told her to leave Toto alone.

I wouldn't have liked that, I don't think...

LurkingHusband Mon 08-Jun-15 12:22:51

If we're talking non-English tearjerkers ...

Cyrano de Bergerac.

Worth it for the amazing rhyming subtitles (the French dialogue is written in rhyme too).

stevienickstophat Mon 08-Jun-15 12:23:14

So I need to find Romauld et Juliette, Il Postino and Jean de Florette.

adarkwhisperinthewoodwasheard Mon 08-Jun-15 12:24:34

Bicycle thieves and any Almodovar

BringMeTea Mon 08-Jun-15 12:25:26

One of my top 3. I sobbed for around 45 minutes after first viewing, and I am NOT a cryer. Beautiful.

BringMeTea Mon 08-Jun-15 12:27:23

The Hairdresser's Husband also well worth digging out.

PrincessFiorimonde Mon 08-Jun-15 12:37:50

Not a yesteryear, but loved 'Mediterraneo'.

stevienickstophat Mon 08-Jun-15 12:38:03

BringMeTea - I'm not a crier. I'm not even sure what it was that set me off. Perhaps just that whole thing of going back to your roots, and people getting older...lost love...faded beauty...oh my, I'm setting myself off again...

Cyrano de Bergerac and The Hairdresser's Husband added to list.

PrincessFiorimonde Mon 08-Jun-15 12:40:43

Not a TEARJERKER, that should say! (Bloody Kindle.)

BringMeTea Mon 08-Jun-15 12:42:19

Stevienicks' yes. i kinda know it just tapped into some 'deep' stuff. It was a little shocking to me but actually cathartic I think. I am going back many years here.

The Hairdresser's Husband is wonderful. When the Europeans get cinema right, they really nail it.

Enb76 Mon 08-Jun-15 12:44:02

Kolya, Indochine, La Reine Margot, La Retour de Martin Guerre - oh, I love a subtitle me.

squoosh Mon 08-Jun-15 12:47:08

I loved the Mesrine films. Mostly gangster with a hint of sniffily bits.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 08-Jun-15 12:49:31

It's lovely, not seen it for possibly 25 years. How is that even possible?!shock

thesaurusgirl Mon 08-Jun-15 12:49:47

Life is Beatiful is the most moving film I have ever seen, but like Stevie writes above, it is unwatchable a second time.

Micah Mon 08-Jun-15 12:57:29

High heels.

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