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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Roberto Benigni's Oscar for best actor marked only the second time that an actor had directed himself in an Academy Award winning performance. The other was Laurence Olivier for Hamlet (1948).


Quotes

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


Goofs

When Guido is talking to Giosuè in the concentration camp, he mouths his son's lines as the boy speaks them.

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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