LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (Theatrical Release Italy 1997)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Life is Beautiful—
an Italian film treasure with terrific English subtitles—presents a classic, heart-touching tale. Director Roberto Benigni tops the charts with this Bravo! Encore! work. The movie is not-to-be-missed with a timeless message for viewers of all ages. It’s an excellent addition to the permanent home entertainment library.

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Guido Orifice (Roberto Benigni) develops an elaborate game to keep his son, Giosué (Giorgio Cantarini), alive during concentration camp internment.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Roberto Benigni for directing effort. Thank you to Agnès Mentre and John Rogers for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Guido (Roberto Benigni), Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), Glosué (Giorgio Cantarini), Zio (Giustino Durano), Ferrucio (Sergio Bini Bustric), Madre di Dora (Marisa Paredes), Dottor Lessing (Horst Buchholz), Guicciardini (Lidia Alfonsi), Direttrice Didattica (Giuliana Lojodice), and Rodolfo (Amerigo Fontani).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a cherished treasure to be enjoyed across all generations. Thank you to all involved in bringing the story into reality.

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