Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


Life Is Beautiful (1997) Poster

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.


8.6/10
639,313


Videos


Photos

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

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


23 October 2004 | Conservative-SNAG
Courage Personified...10/10
I can't understand how other reviewers see this as a film about the Nazis or the Holocaust. It's not!!! "Life is Beautiful" is a film about love, optimism, courage and inner strength.

To be honest I can't get this film out of my thoughts and decided to write this brief review in the hope that I could move on.

"Life is Beautiful" is an unforgettable film. You go through emotions you were surprised could have for a fictional film. The story, although totally implausible, is uplifting and depressing at the same time.

Please see it for yourself. Have a box of tissues handy.

Best film ever seen!!!

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Details

Release Date:

20 December 1997

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

Contribute to this page

The Best Book-to-Screen Adaptations in the Works

From summer reads to classic works of fiction, here are some of our most anticipated book-to-screen adaptations on the horizon.

See the full list

6 Shows Everyone's Still Talking About

It's not too late to join in the conversation on the buzzworthy shows that IMDb users can't get enough of. Catch up with our recommendations.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com