Golden Door

Golden Door (2006)

  • Genre: History, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 2006-09-22
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 125 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Titti Film
  • Production Country: France, Italy
  • Director: Emanuele Crialese
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From 125 Ratings


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)
  • Chiara Gioncardi

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Paola Lelio

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Antonino Bruschetta

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Oriana Celentano

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Nino D'Agata

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Antonio Angrisano

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Salvatore Gioncardi

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Cetti Arancio

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Doriana Chierici

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Adriana Angrisano

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Paolo De Vita

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Ilaria Giorgino

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Gaetano Lizzio

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Massimiliano Plinio

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Gianfranco Miranda

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Antonio Tallura

    as Italian Emigrant (voice)
  • Alexia Murray

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