Golden Door


1h 52m 2006

Brief Synopsis

At the turn-of-the-century, a poor family makes the journey from rural Sicily through the "golden door" of Ellis Island into America. On a perilous steamship journey from his village, widower Salvatore Mancuso encounters a ravishing, mystery-shrouded Englishwoman, Lucy. Amid a harrowing crossing, an

Film Details

Also Known As
The, Nuovomondo
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Centre National Du Cinema; Creative Europe; Eurimages; Golem Distribution; Memento Films; Rai Cinema; SOFICA Cofimage; Sofica Soficinema; StudioCanal; Tps Star; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; 01 Distribuzione; 20th Century Fox International; Budapest Film; Camera Film; Cdi Films; CinTart; Dendy Films; Filmladen Gmbh; Finnkino Oy; Imagem Filmes; Intercom; MIRAMAX; Memento Films; Oro Film As; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Studiocanal UK; Triangelfilm; Tuck; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Argentina; Sicily, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

At the turn-of-the-century, a poor family makes the journey from rural Sicily through the "golden door" of Ellis Island into America. On a perilous steamship journey from his village, widower Salvatore Mancuso encounters a ravishing, mystery-shrouded Englishwoman, Lucy. Amid a harrowing crossing, an unexpected love story unfolds all the way to the halls of Ellis Island, where both Salvatore and Lucy will stop at nothing to make it to the America of their imaginations.

Film Details

Also Known As
The, Nuovomondo
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Arte; Arte France Cinéma; Centre National Du Cinema; Creative Europe; Eurimages; Golem Distribution; Memento Films; Rai Cinema; SOFICA Cofimage; Sofica Soficinema; StudioCanal; Tps Star; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr); Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX; 01 Distribuzione; 20th Century Fox International; Budapest Film; Camera Film; Cdi Films; CinTart; Dendy Films; Filmladen Gmbh; Finnkino Oy; Imagem Filmes; Intercom; MIRAMAX; Memento Films; Oro Film As; Prokino Filmverleih Gmbh; Studiocanal UK; Triangelfilm; Tuck; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Argentina; Sicily, Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Articles

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)


American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57.

He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts.

But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children.

by Michael T. Toole
Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57. He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts. But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States June 1, 2007

Expanded Release in United States June 15, 2007

Released in United States on Video January 8, 2008

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States January 2007

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 30-September 9, 2006.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Big Nights) April 26-May 10, 2007.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Cinema) January 25-February 4, 2007.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Encounters) April 25-May 6, 2007.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Awards Buzz - Best Foreign Language Film, Gala Presentations) January 4-15, 2007.

Released in United States Summer May 25, 2007 (NY, LA)

Released in United States June 1, 2007 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States June 15, 2007

Released in United States on Video January 8, 2008

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Competition) August 30-September 9, 2006.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Big Nights) April 26-May 10, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Cinema) January 25-February 4, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Encounters) April 25-May 6, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Awards Buzz ¿ Best Foreign Language Film, Gala Presentations) January 4-15, 2007.)

Released in United States Summer May 25, 2007