Life Is Beautiful

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Directed by: Roberto Benigni Gianni Arduini Luigi Spoletini Giorgia Onofri Giovanni Marino Daniele Cama
Genres: Comedy, Drama,
Production Company: Melampo Cinematografica, Miramax,

Life Is Beautiful - An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 20-12-1997
  • Runtime: 116 Minutes
  • Popularity: 42.02
  • Vote Count: 12,202
  • IMDB Rating: 8.5
  • Budget: USD 20,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 230,098,753
  • Region: Italy ( IT ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Roberto Benigni - Azwaad Movie Database Roberto Benigni Guido Orefice
Nicoletta Braschi - Azwaad Movie Database Nicoletta Braschi Dora
Giorgio Cantarini - Azwaad Movie Database Giorgio Cantarini Giosué Orefice
Giustino Durano - Azwaad Movie Database Giustino Durano Eliseo Orefice
Sergio Bini Bustric - Azwaad Movie Database Sergio Bini Bustric Ferruccio
Lidia Alfonsi - Azwaad Movie Database Lidia Alfonsi Signora Guicciardini
Giuliana Lojodice - Azwaad Movie Database Giuliana Lojodice Direttrice
Amerigo Fontani - Azwaad Movie Database Amerigo Fontani Rodolfo
Pietro De Silva - Azwaad Movie Database Pietro De Silva Bartolomeo
Francesco Guzzo - Azwaad Movie Database Francesco Guzzo Vittorino
Photo Name Department
Tonino Delli Colli-Camera Tonino Delli Colli Camera (Director of Photography)
Giovanni Corridori-Crew Giovanni Corridori Crew (Special Effects)
Roberto Benigni-Writing Roberto Benigni Writing (Screenplay)
Roberto Benigni-Directing Roberto Benigni Directing (Director)
Roberto Benigni-Writing Roberto Benigni Writing (Story)
Shaila Rubin-Production Shaila Rubin Production (Casting)
Gianluigi Braschi-Production Gianluigi Braschi Production (Producer)
Elda Ferri-Production Elda Ferri Production (Producer)
Vincenzo Cerami-Writing Vincenzo Cerami Writing (Screenplay)
Vincenzo Cerami-Writing Vincenzo Cerami Writing (Story)

See Full Cast & Crew of Life Is Beautiful


The first half of the screenplay is better than the second and in particular the weak ending which is very commercial Oscar material. However, there is Benigni, who is an old school visual comedian, and some of his antics are a delight. The period setting details are also well done.

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