The Golden Door is a 2006 Italian movie directed by Emanuele Crialese. This film was nominated for, and won, the 2006 Silver Lion Venice Film Festival Award. This movie is a romantic drama about immigration to America at the turn of the 20th century. The main character is Salvatore Mancuso. He is a widowed Sicilian peasant, played by Vincenzo Amato. He begins his journey to America, and bravely leaves everything and everyone behind hoping for a better life. On his journey he finds love with a beautiful Englishwoman named Lucy Reed, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg. Upon their arrival to Ellis Island the couple encounter roadlocks to their freedon they were not anticipating.