A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
|安东内拉·阿蒂利 (Antonella Attili)||饰||Maria Di Vita - Younger|
|恩佐·卡拉瓦勒 (Enzo Cannavale)||饰||Spaccafico|
|艾萨·丹尼埃利 (Isa Danieli)||饰||Anna|
|里奥·故罗塔 (Leo Gullotta)||饰||Usher|
|马克·莱昂纳蒂 (Marco Leonardi)||饰||Salvatore 'Totò' Di Vita - Teenager|
DIRECTOR'S CUT VERSION
Beginning at the end, the movie opens with Salvatore's mother trying to inform him of the death of Alfredo. Salvatore, a filmmaker who has not been home since his youth,
|出品公司||Forum Picture (collaboration)|
|Les Films Ariane (co-production)|
|Rai 3 (associate production) (as Rete 3)|
|TF1 Films Production (associate production)|
|发行公司||Vestron Video International (1990) (VHS) (West Germany)|
|Nordic Film Group (1990) (VHS) (Finland)|
|Leader Music (2013) (DVD) (Argentina)|
|首映票房（美国）||$16,552, 4 February 1990|
- 菲利普·努瓦雷 said all of his lines in French, his native language. He was later dubbed in Italian by Vittorio Di Prima. In the French version, Noiret dubbed himself.
- By the end of 1956, Italy had 17,000 movie theaters, the most in Europe.
- 朱塞佩·托纳多雷's intention was that this movie should serve as an obituary for traditional movie theatres (like the one on the film) and the movie industry in general. After the movie's success he never mentioned this again.