Release Date
12 Feb 1999
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Runtime
116 min
Genres
Comedy, Drama, War

Life Is Beautiful

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 hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank.

Director

Roberto Benigni

Writers

Vincenzo Cerami (story and screenplay by), Roberto Benigni (story and screenplay by)

Cast

Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

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