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Life is Beautiful ( vita bella, La ) (1998) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

139

Avg. Rating:

3.19/4

# of Ratings:

396

Genres:

Comedy, Drama

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

Italian

Theater Date:

10/23/1998

Director:

Roberto Benigni

Actors:

Nicoletta Braschi
Roberto Benigni
Giorgio Cantarini
Giustino Durano
Lidia Alfonsi
Horst Buchholz

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A man uses his humor to try and break the ice with his son in a Nazi death camp.

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mitchellyoung 02/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

"Life is Beautiful" is a bold and life-affirming movie that brilliantly blends comedy (some of it dark) and tragedy. Director Benigni gives his best acting performance in a story that is clearly very dear to the director/actor's heart. The film places a unique perspective on WWII and ends in typical uplifting fashion.

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Tammy 12/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

One of Roberts Benigni's best films. Easily the best foreign film of 1998. Totally memorable!

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donkeyknight 05/01/2011 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Yes, so beautiful. Some movies just get better and better. The first half is a romantic comedy, and the second half is the sacrifice that the culmination of romance entails. My favorite foreign film.

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Ikkinbot 11/09/2009 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

I feel that Life is Beautiful is one of the best movies I've ever seen and that everyone should really see it. It is hard to make a truly funny movie about the Holocaust. The movie is very dark despite the humor (it is about concentration camps), but this is a movie about hope in the face of hopeless situations.

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PsychoKing1227 08/21/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

"Life Is Beautiful" is by far one of the best foreign films of all time. Its message of endurance and the strength of love between a family in the midst of tragedy is universal and important. Roberto Benigni [despite his award show antics] is a wonderful writer and performer. And the end of this movie will leave you in tears of happiness and sadness. Its that good!

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10/21/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Life is Beautiful (vita bella, La) review

Evidently one of the best non-US film produced about positivity and sacrifice for a child. Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), a young Italian Jew who falls for a Dora (Nicoletta Braschi) during World War II. They gave birth to a son named Giosu (Giorgio Cantarini). Guido and his son were captured by the Nazis and Dora goes on the same train where they were transported to a concentration camp. The ever positive Guido makes a game out of a very depressing situation for Giosu to keep his spirits up. Wonderful direction, cinematography coupled with an astounding performance from Benigni. Impressive screenplay with the following exceptional lines: Guido What kind of place is this? It's beautiful: Pigeons fly, women fall from the sky! I'm moving here! Uncle Eliseo Nothing is mor...

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