La Vita è Bella

By

Roberto Benigni

Duration

116 MIN

Language

Italian, German, English

Subtitles

French

Country

Italy

Year

1997

Rain or shine, it’s always good a DRAMA COMEDY about FAMILY
La vita bella

Synopsis

1939, Arezzo. Where the clownish Guido arrives in the town of Arezzo. Dreaming of opening a bookshop, he finds temporary work as a waiter and begins to woo blushing schoolteacher Dora who’s engaged to the local Fascist official.
The two lovers marry and have an adorable child Giosué, but then several years later the family are deported to a German-run concentration camp. There the father pretends to his son that the brutal conditions and screaming guards are part of an elaborate and bizarre game where points are awarded for good behaviour and first prize is a tank.

Db699c72c51675881811489baa3021a3

Direction

Roberto Benigni

Cast

Roberto Benigni
Giorgio Cantarini

Screenplay

Vincenzo Cerami

Producer

Gianluigi Braschi
Elda Ferri
John M. Davis

Original Title

La Vita è Bella

French Title

La vie est belle

English Title

Life Is Beautiful