Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, War


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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.


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  • Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  • Roberto Benigni in his Oscar®-winning role as Guido Orefice
  • Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi at an event for Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  • Rosanna Arquette at an event for Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  • Giorgio Cantarini stars as Giosue

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mel Brooks greatly disliked this film, claiming it made jokes out of the concentration camps. Brooks frequently satirizes Nazis themselves, but never makes jokes about their actions, considering the latter to be in bad taste even for him.


Quotes

Giosué Orefice: This is a simple story... but not an easy one to tell.


Goofs

Horst Buchholz (Dr. Lessing) is mistakenly credited as "Horst Bucholz."

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Comedy | Drama | War

Details

Release Date:

12 February 1999

Language

Italian, German, English


Country of Origin

Italy

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$118,920 (USA) (23 October 1998)

Gross:

$57,598,247 (USA) (1 October 1999)

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