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

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Trivia

Roberto Benigni was so excited to receive his Academy Award for Best Foreign Film that he stood up in his chair and leaped across several more chairs to get to the stage.


Quotes

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


Goofs

Dora calls her husband (Roberto Benigni) "Roberto" rather than "Guido" on one occasion.

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Plot Summary


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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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