Golden Door (Nuovomondo) 17 years old

Golden Door

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.


Golden Door Cast

Name Character
Charlotte Gainsbourg She was 35, now 52 years old as Lucy Reed
Filippo Pucillo He was 17, now 34 years old as Pietro Mancuso
Francesco Casisa He was 19, now 36 years old as Angelo Mancuso
Ernesto Mahieux He was 60, now 77 years old as Dr. Zampino
Vincent Schiavelli He was 57, 57 years old when he died as Don Luigi
Isabella Ragonese She was 25, now 42 years old as Rosa Napolitano
Andrea Prodan He was 44, now 62 years old as Del Fiore
Massimo Laguardia He was 45, now 62 years old as Mangiapane
Filippo Luna as Don Ercole
Vincenzo Amato He was 40, now 57 years old as Salvatore Mancuso
Federica De Cola She was 22, now 39 years old as Rita D'Agostini
Aurora Quattrocchi She was 63, now 80 years old as Fortunata Mancuso

Golden Door Crew

Name Department
Alexandre Mallet-Guy as Producer. He was 32 (now 49) years old Production
Maryline Monthieux as Editor. She was 6 (now 23) years old Editing
Norma Angeleri as Casting. Production
Antonio Castrigano as Original Music Composer. Sound
Carlos Conti as Production Design. He was 90 (59) years old when He died Art
Carlos Conti as Set Designer. He was 90 (59) years old when He died Art
Emanuele Crialese as Director. He was 41 (now 58) years old Directing
Emanuele Crialese as Producer. He was 41 (now 58) years old Production
Emanuele Crialese as Author. He was 41 (now 58) years old Writing
Fabrizio Mosca as Producer. Production
Mariano Tufano as Costume Design. He was 38 (now 55) years old Costume & Make-Up
Agnès Godard as Director of Photography. She was 55 (now 72) years old Camera
Golden Door poster
Golden Door (17 years)

  • Release day: Friday, September 22, 2006
  • Runtime: 118 minutes