PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
Roberto Benigni was so excited to receive his Academy Award for Best Foreign Film that he stood up in his chair and leaped across several more chairs to get to the stage.
This is a simple story... but not an easy one to tell.
When Dora stands up on her bed in the barracks and goes to the window to hear Guido's phonograph, some technical cable and the shadow of the crew can be seen on the left side of the screen.
Italian, German, English
£87,818 (UK) (14 February 1999)
$57,598,247 (USA) (3 October 1999)
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