An extraordinary cinematic experience no one should miss, Roberto Benignis LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL transports you to a world that even in its darkest moments, shines a light of hope and joy. A magical tale, it tells the captivating story of one mans love for his family and his ability to use the power of imagination to save them. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards in 1998 winning Best Actor - Benigni, Foreign Film and Dramatic Music Score. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL is deeply moving, intensely funny and an unforgettable masterpiece that will stay with you always
The film starts in the 1930s when Guido relocates from the country to a large Tuscan town where he falls in love with schoolteacher Dora. She is already engaged to another guy, but Guido stills fights for her. The story continues 5 years later, during wartime, Guido is married to Dora and they have a son called Giosue. Guido is of Jewish origin, and he is sent to a concentration camp with Giosue and Dora follows them, only to be sent to another part of the camp.
What a wonderful premise for a movie. Truly engaging story about a family causght up in the horrow of Nazi Germany. Roberto is simply wonderful, he is an Italian livig treasure. It is available subtitled but please take the time to read it from the original becuase the dubbed version loses the sublties of the language that the subtitler seems to have captured better.
One of the best movies ever. It is very entertaining and funny, and although the ending made me cry (for the sad end regarding the main character) it can also be seen as a happy ending, for the purpose of all the effort played by the main character (Benigni) is achieved. If you have the chance (of understanding it) you should certainly watch it in the original language, as doubling makes it loose its charm.
Don't be put off by the beginning of this film which includes some bizarre and slapstick humour which is necessary to enable the viewer's suspension of disbelief for the rest of the film. Speaking as one who would not normally watch a concentration camp story myself, I would point out to those who are doubtful that the focus on the key characters makes this a gripping, poignant and at times, surprisingly funny, film. Now on my short list of must sees. One I've bought and watch again.
The dad makes up a story for his son and says whoever reaches 1000points will will a tank, but the kid never believes him.
So he makes up with more lies that his son will enjoy instead of getting scared of Germans, but the questions never end. What fantasy would he be telling to his son?
I think the movie is great.It shows a mans love for his family and that he will go to the end of the world for them.I think they could have emphisized his death more.It was short and sweet.As he is the main character you get attatched to him and the death scene does not justify that.But overall brilliant brilliant movie.
first of all, i'd just like to complain about the previous review. this person has obviously copied and pasted the same response over and over again, i have seen this response quite a few times, and some of them dont even make sense in relation to the film.
anyway, on a happier note. "life is beautiful" really was a beautiful movie. it was fully subtitled, which in my opinion made it elegant and exotic. the storyline was full of romance, drama, and at times it was heart-breaking yet lovely. i loved this movie, i thought it was a wonderful masterpiece, and i greatly enjoyed watching it.
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Life Is Beautiful DVD on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!
Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.