Life Is Beautiful Poster

Release Date: October 23rd, 1998

PG-13|2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary
A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), meets Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor. Eventually they marry and have a son, Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken to a concentration camp. Determined to shelter his son from the horrors of his surroundings, Guido convinces Giosue that their time in the camp is merely a game.

Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Marisa Paredes, Amerigo Fontani, Horst Bucholz

Director: Roberto Benigni

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Miramax, Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinema

Keywords: Father, Emotional, Sacrifice, 1940s, Moving, Son, Family, Love, Playful, Hotel, Mother

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Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Winner Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Directing