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Roberto Benigni

La Vita e Bella (Life is beautiful)

122' - 1997 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: German, Italian, English
Director: Roberto Benigni Composer: Nicola Piovani With: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini
Italy 1938 : Guido is an enchanting individual with childlike innocence and grand dreams of owning his own bookshop. He is in love with a beautiful young school teacher, Dora. Unfortunately the woman is already engaged. Worse, she is engaged to the local Fascist official. Like in a fairy tale, Guido abducts Dora the very day of her engagement. Five years later, they have had a son : Joshua. The racial laws have been enforced in Italy. Guido is jewish. One day when she returns home, Dora finds her son and her husband missing. They have been deported. Out of her love for them, Dora gets into the train which is taking them away. In the concentration camp, Guido has only one obsession: to save his son from hell...

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Roberto Benigni


Nicola Piovani


Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini

Director of Photography

Tonino Delli Colli


Simona Paggi


Elda Ferri, Gianluigi Braschi

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German, Italian, English

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