La porta del cielo

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La porta del cielo
Directed by Vittorio De Sica
Produced by Corrado Conti di Senigallia
Salvo D'Angelo
Written by Vittorio De Sica
Starring Marina Berti
Music by Enzo Masetti
Cinematography Aldo Tonti
Edited by Mario Bonotti
Release dates
  • 15 February 1945 (1945-02-15)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

La porta del cielo is a 1945 Italian film directed by Vittorio De Sica.

Vittorio de Sica hired approximately 300 extras, whom were Jewish or simply being persecuted by the Nazi regime, because of their physical oddity. To avoid their deportation and latter execution, he prolonged the shooting of the film as long as he could, awaiting the arrival of the allied armies.[1]

The film won the OCIC Special Award at the 53rd Venice International Film Festival in 1996 for efforts to restore the film.[2][3]


This is the story of a pilgrimage train full of sick and maimed people that was headed to see "Nostra Signora de Lourdes" in Rome, Italy.[4]



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