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Year: 1998
Original Title: La vita è bella
Length: 117 minutes
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Studios: Miramax Films, Lauren Films
Age rating: Parental guidance
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: February 12 1999

United States: October 23 1998

Ranking

Ranking: 517 out of 15,712 movies (up 76)

Ranked #4 in list 'The best movies ever'

Ranked #27 in list 'The best romantic movies'

9,0

9.1 by 100 users

9.0 by 2 media

Plot

A few years before the World War II starts, a young man named Guido arrives in a small village in the Italian Tuscany with the intention of opening a bookstore. He meets Dora, the girlfriend of the fascist Ferruccio. Since the moment Guido sees Dora, falls in love with her. Conquer her is no easy task, but finally he achieves it. Both are married and they have a son, Giosue. With the advent of war and Nazism, the Jews as they are, have very difficult to get ahead. And harder still when Guido and Giosue are sent to a concentration camp. When Dora hear it, also overwhelms on a train to be with them. Once there, Guido will do everything possible to make believe his son that everything is a game and not see the camp as it really is.

Awards

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Año
Nominaciones
Premios ganados
Academy Awards (Oscars)Academy Awards (Oscars)
1999
7
3

Director

Cast Life Is Beautiful

Roberto Benigni

Roberto Benigni

Guido Orefice

Giorgio Cantarini

Giorgio Cantarini

Giosué Orefice

Marisa Paredes

Marisa Paredes

Dora's Mother

Giustino Durano

Giustino Durano

Guido's uncle

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