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

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Roberto Benigni became only the fourth person to be nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay in the same year. The other recipients of this accolade are Orson Welles for Citizen Kane (1941), Woody Allen for Annie Hall (1977) and Warren Beatty for both Heaven Can Wait (1978) & Reds (1981), though "Heaven Can Wait" was ... ...


Quotes

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


Goofs

Horst Buchholz (Dr. Lessing) is mistakenly credited as "Horst Bucholz."

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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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