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The Purple Rose Of Cairo

Director: Woody Allen

Genre: Comedy

Year: 1985

Running time: 82 minutes

Territory: Worldwide

Cast: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello

Cecilia is a bored waitress with a womanising slob for a husband who regularly visits her local cinema in order to escape from the harsh realities of Depression-era America. One night, while rewatching her latest favourite, 'The Purple Rose of Cairo', the film's hero steps down from the screen and asks her to show him around. An unexpected love affair ensues, but the couple's bliss comes under threat from Cecilia's husband, the bemused actor whose fictional alter-ego has gone walkabouts, and the studio who want their character back on the screen.


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