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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  • Guido & Giosue
  • Giorgio Cantarini stars as Giosue
  • Helena Bonham Carter at an event for Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  • Nicoletta Braschi stars as Dora
  • Roberto Benigni in Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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Trivia

Roberto Benigni says the title comes from a quote by Leon Trotsky. In exile in Mexico, knowing he was about to be killed by Joseph Stalin's assassins, he saw his wife in the garden and wrote that, in spite of everything, "life is beautiful".


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.

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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:

£87,818 (UK) (14 February 1999)

Gross:

$57,598,247 (USA) (3 October 1999)

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