PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Roberto Benigni's Oscar win for Best Actor was the second time a performance completely in Italian had been awarded. The previous winner was Sophia Loren for Two Women (1960).
This is a simple story... but not an easy one to tell.
When Guido's uncle leaves his house for the hotel, the microphone casts a shadow on the black statue on the right.
An English dubbed version of the film has been released in the USA by Miramax on August 28, 1999.
Italian, German, English
$118,920 25 October 1998