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Open Doors (Italian: Porte aperte) is a 1990 Italian film directed by Gianni Amelio. Set in Palermo in the 1930s, a judge who is morally against the death penalty is confronted with the case of a man who has murdered his wife and two colleagues in cold blood. Opposed by both the fascist government and public opinion, he struggles to do what he believes is right. Based on a 1968 novel, "Porte Aperte", by Leonardo Sciascia. The film was selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 63rd Academy Awards.[1]

Porte aperte
Porte aperte.jpg
Directed byGianni Amelio
Written byGianni Amelio
Vincenzo Cerami
Alessandro Sermoneta
Starring
Music byFranco Piersanti
CinematographyTonino Nardi
Edited bySimona Paggi
Distributed byOrion Pictures in USA, 1991
Release date
  • 29 March 1990 (1990-03-29)
Running time
108 minutes
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

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PlotEdit

The film opens with a Fascist bureaucrat, recently fired, killing the man who fired him, the man who replaced him, and his wife.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 63rd Academy Awards (1991) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 12 September 2015.

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Awards
Preceded by
Landscape in the Mist
European Film Award for Best European Film
1990
Succeeded by
Riff-Raff