Golden Door

Golden Door (2006)

  • Genre: History, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2006-09-22
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 68 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Banque Populaire Images 6
  • Production Country: France, Italy
  • Director:
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The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. Before they embark, they meet Lucy. She is supposed to be a British lady and wants to come back to the States. Lucy, or Luce as Salvatore calls her, for unknown reasons wants to marry someone before to arrive to Ellis Island in New York. Salvatore accepts the proposal. Once they arrive in Ellis Island they spend the quarantine period trying to pass the examinations to be admitted to the States. Tests are not so simple for poor farmers coming from Sicily. Their destiny is in the hands of the custom officers.

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  • Charlotte Gainsbourg

    as Lucy Reed
  • Vincenzo Amato

    as Salvatore Mancuso
  • Aurora Quattrocchi

    as Fortunata Mancuso
  • Francesco Casisa

    as Angelo Mancuso
  • Filippo Pucillo

    as Pietro Mancuso
  • Vincent Schiavelli

    as Don Luigi
  • Federica De Cola

    as Rita D'Agostini
  • Isabella Ragonese

    as Rosa Napolitano
  • Massimo Laguardia

    as Mangiapane
  • Filippo Luna

    as Don Ercole
  • Andrea Prodan

    as Del Fiore
  • Ernesto Mahieux

    as Dr. Zampino
  • Marcelo Benassi

    as Il Gatto
  • Giuseppe Sangiorgi

    as Uomo Olive
  • Alessandra Fazzino

    as Santa
  • Giuseppe Culino

    as Dottore
  • Natale Russo

    as Examiner (voice)
  • Vincenzo Diglio

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
Art Carlos Conti Production Design
Art Carlos Conti Set Designer
Directing Emanuele Crialese Director
Production Emanuele Crialese Producer
Writing Emanuele Crialese Author
Production Alexandre Mallet-Guy Producer
Editing Maryline Monthieux Editor
Camera Agnès Godard Director of Photography
Production Norma Angeleri Casting
Sound Antonio Castrigano Original Music Composer
Production Fabrizio Mosca Producer
Costume & Make-Up Mariano Tufano Costume Design
Visual Effects Christian Rajaud VFX Supervisor