Porte Aperte (Open Doors) (1990)

Porte Aperte (Open Doors)


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Set during the Mussolini years, Open Doors stars Gian Maria Volonte as an old-line judge. Volonte tries to remain faithful to the letter of the law, despite the "improvements" made by the Fascists. His insistence upon justice over dogma results in government reprimands, and ultimately poses a threat to Volonte's well-being. The honesty vs. corruption theme transcends the film's period settings, resulting in an allegorical masterpiece that has significance in any country, any time. Open Doors was … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Alessandro Sermoneta, Vincenzo Cerami, Gianni Amelio
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as Vito Di Francesco

as Tommaso Scalia

as Marchesa Spadafora

as Rosa Scalia

as Spadafora

as Prosecutor

as The Priest

as Don Michele

as Vecchio Dell'Ospizio

as Mrs. Sanna

as Ms. Casa Sanna

as Chancellor

as Secretary

as Professor Sciuti
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Critic Reviews for Porte Aperte (Open Doors)

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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Gianni Amelio's Italian crime drama, which makes a strong case against capital punishment, was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Full Review… | February 21, 2011

A film that will speak to those who are opposed to the death penalty

Full Review… | July 20, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Porte Aperte (Open Doors)

Great drama that I think is accentuated by its placement within the Fascist area of Italian history which has been somewhat avoided in film..or at least the films that I have seen. Capital punishment debated under extreme circumstances.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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