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1961 Movie Poster, Porto-Franco

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πŸŽ₯ Porto Franco (1961) A classic tale of greed and passion, on the gates of the Orient. The multi-ethnic port-town of Sulina, with all its quaint routines and petty gossips, is about to be shaken by the news of Nick Santo's return from the US.

As many communist regimes behind the Iron Curtain, πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Romania had experienced massive emigration after WW2.

At the time, cinema was an important tool to promote party ideology. Plots always included characters that would break (unwritten) social rules, in the end having to pay a high price for their mistake.

This motif also appears in 1961’s Porto-Franco, with Nick being punished for leaving the homeland to seek his fortune.


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