Life is Beautiful (1998)

Directed by
Roberto Benigni

Guido Orefice (Robert Benigni) is an Italian Jew who has a wonderful romance with Dora, aided by his brilliant, mad-cap sense of humour, they soon marry and have a son, Giosué (Giorgio Cantarini).

On his son's 5th birthday his sense of humour is tested to the limits when they are both captured and imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. Guido tries to shield his young son from the terrors that surrounds them, by telling him that it is all a big game in which the winner will recieve a real tank.

Roberto Benigni's comedy drama won the Oscars for Best Foreign Film and Best Actor, and truely deserved each one. An absolutely fantastic film.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1998

5/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Colour


Roberto Benigni...Guido Orefice
Nicoletta Braschi...Dora
Giustino Durano...Eliseo Orefice
Lidia Alfonsi...Guicciardini
Sergio Bini Bustric...Ferruccio Papini
Giuliana Lojodice...School principal
Amerigo Fontani...Rodolfo
Pietro de Silva...Bartolomeo
Francesco Guzzo...Vittorino
Raffaella Lebboroni...Elena
Giorgio Cantarini...Giosué Orefice
Marisa Paredes...Madre di Dora
Horst Buchholz...Dr. Lessing
Claudio Alfonsi...Amico Rodolfo
Gil Baroni...Prefect