Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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

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12 November 2005 | gaur-abhi
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| The most aptly named movie - A classic
I have never in my life seen a movie that so truly symbolizes its name and its message. Roberto Benigni - 'The Italian Treasure House' has probably given to his viewers his best. The story, the performances, the entire theme of a person performing his duties as a husband, as a father is very 'moving' and inspiring. 'Life is beautiful' as the name goes is about a Jewish man, who falls in love with a non-Jewish lady, marries her, has a kid and who is then taken as a prisoner in a concentration camp along with his wife and kid. But the way he protects his kid from the horrors of the genocide, how he always tries to find ways to make his wife and kid smile and laugh, is what makes the movie, a MUST SEE.

It is certainly one of the best movies that I have seen.

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Release Date:

12 February 1999

Language

Italian, German, English


Country of Origin

Italy

Filming Locations

Ronciglione, Viterbo, Lazio, Italy

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$118,920 25 October 1998

Gross USA:

$57,563,264

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$230,098,753

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