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Life Is Beautiful

About the film:

Director: Roberto Benigni
Writers: Vincenzo Cerami (story and screenplay by), Roberto Benigni (story and screenplay by)
Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini 
Country: Italy
Language: Italian | German | English
Release Date: 20 December 1997 (Italy)
Runtime: 116 min | 122 min (first release)







       In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank.