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Life Is Beautiful


aka: La vita e bella
Italy 1998, 116 minutes
Dir. Roberto Benigni
In Italian with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Comedy, Drama / Romance, War, Prison

Topics: Period 1940s, Satire, Educational Resource.


Aroview: Winner of both Best Foreign Film and Best Actor Oscars (a first for an actor speaking a foreign tongue) as well as the top prize at Cannes, Roberto Benigni's 'holocaust comedy' is a tour de force that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.

Extending his Chaplin-esque gift for clowning, he engages in a cheeky romantic serenade against a backdrop of Fascist Italy, then must expend every ounce of his boundless optimism to survive the indignities of life at a concentration camp with his young son.

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  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • trailers

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