• Film ID:
  • 8841
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=111 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Italy.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Italian.
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (1998)
(La Vita bella)
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Roberto Benigni stars and directs this award littered Chaplinesque comic fable. In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido, an imaginative man, turns to humour, pretending that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank. Moving, original and utterly magical, this is a masterpiece of filmmaking. IMAGINE SCHINDLER'S LIST WITH A MORE SLAPSTICK APPROACH!!
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