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Life Is Beautiful

La vita è bella (Original title)

1998 Drama, Comedy

About

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole t...

Directed by

Roberto Benigni

Written by

Roberto Benigni (Screenplay)
Vincenzo Cerami (Screenplay)

Runtime

116 minutes

Country

Italy

Language

Italian

Cast

Roberto Benigni
as Guido Orefice
Giorgio Cantarini
as Giosué Orefice
Giustino Durano
as Eliseo Orefice
Amerigo Fontani
as Rodolfo
Sergio Bini Bustric
as Ferruccio
Lidia Alfonsi
as Signora Guicciardini
Horst Buchholz
as Dottore Lessing

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Roberto Benigni

Oscar for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Nicola Piovani

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Gianluigi Braschi Elda Ferri

Lists

#25 on IMDb top 250 IMDb