Porte Aperte (Open Doors) (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Porte Aperte (Open Doors) (1990)





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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 a nominee for the "best foreign picture" Academy Award.


Gian Maria Volonté
as Vito Di Francesco
Ennio Fantastichini
as Tommaso Scalia
Vitalba Andrea
as Rosa Scalia
Tuccio Musumeci
as Spadafora
Giacomo Piperno
as Prosecutor
Lidia Alfonsi
as Marchesa Spadafora
Mimmo Salvo
as The Priest
Paolo Volpicelli
as Don Michele
Nino Isaia
as Vecchio Dell'Ospizio
Maria Lauretta
as Mrs. Sanna
Melita Poma
as Ms. Casa Sanna
Vittorio Zarfati
as Chancellor
Agostino Zumbo
as Secretary
Luigi Stefanachi
as Professor Sciuti
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Critic Reviews for Porte Aperte (Open Doors)

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Gianni Amelio's Italian crime drama, which makes a strong case against capital punishment, was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

February 21, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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

July 20, 2003 | Full Review…

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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