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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  • Guido & Giosue
  • Giorgio Cantarini stars as Giosue
  • Roberto Benigni and 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 Giorgio Cantarini in Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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Trivia

Mel Brooks greatly disliked this film, claiming it made jokes out of the concentration camps. Brooks frequently satirizes Nazis themselves, but never makes jokes about their actions, considering the latter to be in bad taste even for him.


Quotes

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


Goofs

When Dora stands up on her bed in the barracks and goes to the window to hear Guido's phonograph, some technical cable and the shadow of the crew can be seen on the left side of the screen.

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Plot Summary


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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