Rent Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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1h 51min
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Synopsis:
Guido - a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colourful imagination and an irresistible sense of humour - has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then that life is threatened by World War II... and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate!
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , Amerigo Fontani, , , , Claudio Alfonsi, Gil Baroni, Massimo Bianchi, Jürgen Bohn, , , Ennio Consalvi
Directors:
Producers:
Elda Ferri, Gianluigi Braschi
Narrated By:
Omero Antonutti
Writers:
Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni
Others:
Roberto Benigni, Nicola Piovani, Simona Paggi
Aka:
La Vita e Bella
Studio:
Buena Vista
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Italy, Drama
Awards:

1999 BAFTA Best Actor

1999 Oscar Best Actor

1999 Oscar Best Foreign Film

1999 Oscar Best Original Dramatic Score

1998 Cannes Grand Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
22/01/2001
Run Time:
111 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
02/04/2012
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Introduction by Martin Scorsese
  • Revisiting of Life is Beautiful - 15 Years After
  • The Making of Life Is Beautiful
  • B Roll
  • Trailer

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Reviews (3) of Life Is Beautiful

Rent this film! - Life Is Beautiful review by CP Customer

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14/02/2007

I nearly sent this film back without watching it, but I'm glad I didn't. It is everything it says in the blurb: unique, funny and heartwrending. The constant laughing and joking of the main character somehow makes the atrocities of the Nazi regime even more appalling. Very, very moving and definite 'must-see'.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Bittersweet - Life Is Beautiful review by CP Customer

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29/04/2013

Roberto Begnini gives an exquisite performance as the jester who tries to make his son laugh to mask the horror of WW2. A simple story, beautifully framed and heartbreakingly overlaying the worst and best of humanity.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

The photography is beautiful - Life Is Beautiful review by JD

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12/11/2009

It seems to be a hallmark of French and Italian films that the photography is often gorgeous. The plot and direction are however so bubbly as to be moderately offensive. Probably best watched when you're in a very light-hearted and juvenile mood not as a Friday night film.

2 out of 7 members found this review helpful.