Life is Beautiful

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, War
  • Runtime
    116 mins
  • Release Date
    1997
  • Countries
    Italy
  • Languages
    German, French, Italian

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

This Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film is "a high-wire act without a net, and Benigni pulls it off with astounding grace and sensitivity" (Film.com). When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. Director Roberto Benigni (LA VITA E BELLA, PINOCCHIO) crafts an earnest, charming story that ultimately highlights the strength of the human spirit.
DIRECTED BY:
Roberto Benigni
WRITTEN BY:
Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami
CAST INCLUDES:
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Horst Buchholz, Marisa Paredes

SYNOPSIS

Guido is a charming, bumbling Jewish waiter whose colorful imagination and playful spirit help him to woo a beautiful schoolteacher. The couple marries and has a young son, but before long their idyllic world is threatened by Nazi soldiers who force the family into a concentration camp. Guido must now use his imagination again.

Life is Beautiful

    Genre
    Comedy, Drama, War
  • Runtime
    116 mins
  • Release Date
    1997
  • Countries
    Italy
  • Languages
    German, French, Italian
DIRECTED BY
Roberto Benigni
WRITTEN BY
Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami
CAST INCLUDES
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Horst Buchholz, Marisa Paredes
This Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film is "a high-wire act without a net, and Benigni pulls it off with astounding grace and sensitivity" (Film.com). When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. Director Roberto Benigni (LA VITA E BELLA, PINOCCHIO) crafts an earnest, charming story that ultimately highlights the strength of the human spirit.

Guido is a charming, bumbling Jewish waiter whose colorful imagination and playful spirit help him to woo a beautiful schoolteacher. The couple marries and has a young son, but before long their idyllic world is threatened by Nazi soldiers who force the family into a concentration camp. Guido must now use his imagination again.

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