http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6178834.stm A real shame. Cinema Paradiso has to be one of the most beautiful, immersive and moving fillums I have ever seen, and it's ok for manly hetero Infantry Tigers to watch and suddenly find there is grit in their eyes. Noiret's performance as Alfredo is magnificent , and to my mind was the backbone of the film. Beautifully photographed, excellent musical score and with a story that just immerses you, it really is one of the best films I've ever seen. Very highly recommended , watch it with the chick. What a shame. RIP Philippe.