Life Is Beautiful

TitleLife Is Beautiful
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsBenigni, Roberto
Running Time116 min
Date Released02/1999
DistributorMiramax Films
Publication Languageeng

This is a 1997 Italian comedic drama directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, who co-wrote the film. Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian bookstore owner, employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. The film was partly inspired by the book In the End, I Beat Hitler by Rubino Romeo Salmoni and by Benigni's father, who spent two years in a German labor camp during World War II. [From Wikipedia.]


Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Horst Buchholz.


Director: Roberto Benigni; Producers: Gianluigi Braschi and Elda Ferri; Written by: Roberto Benigni and Vincenzo Cerami; Music: Nicola Piovani; Cinematography: Torino Delli Colli; Editor: Simona Paggi; Production company: Cecchi Gori Group.


Comedy, Drama, Romance

Original PublicationLa vita è bella
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