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.
After its Oscar win, the film increased its box office tally by 45% and added nearly 500 theaters to its US run. Not bad for a movie that had been on general release for 22 weeks.
This is a simple story... but not an easy one to tell.
When Guido is talking to Giosuè in the concentration camp, he mouths his son's lines as the boy speaks them.
Italian, German, English
£87,818 (UK) (14 February 1999)
$57,598,247 (USA) (3 October 1999)
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