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

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Trivia

Roberto Benigni says the title comes from a quote by Leon Trotsky. In exile in Mexico, knowing he was about to be killed by Joseph Stalin's assassins, he saw his wife in the garden and wrote that, in spite of everything, "life is beautiful".


Quotes

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


Goofs

When little Giosuè is eating with the German children, the white coffee carafes shown clearly in the foreground are made of insulated plastic, not in use in the 1940s.

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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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