Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.

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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.

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  • Roberto Benigni

    as Guido Orefice
  • Nicoletta Braschi

    as Dora
  • Giorgio Cantarini

    as Giosué Orefice
  • Giustino Durano

    as Eliseo Orefice
  • Amerigo Fontani

    as Rodolfo
  • Sergio Bini Bustric

    as Ferruccio
  • Lidia Alfonsi

    as Signora Guicciardini
  • Horst Buchholz

    as Dottore Lessing
  • Pietro De Silva

    as Bartolomeo
  • Marisa Paredes

    as Madre di Dora
  • Giuliana Lojodice

    as Direttrice
  • Francesco Guzzo

    as Vittorino
  • Adelaide Alaïs

    as German Auxilliary
  • Verena Buratti

    as German Auxilliary
  • Hannes Hellmann

    as German Corporal
  • Wolfgang Hillinger

    as German Major at Party
  • Antonio Prester

    as Bruno
  • Gina Rovere

    as Dora's Maid
  • Laura Susanne Ruedeberg

    as German Auxilliary
  • Richard Sammel

    as German Lieutenant at Station
  • Andrea Tidona

    as Grand Hotel Doorman
  • Dirk K. van den Berg

    as German Soldier
  • Omero Antonutti

    as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Directing Roberto Benigni Director
Production Gianluigi Braschi Producer
Production John Davis Producer
Production Elda Ferri Producer
Writing Roberto Benigni Screenplay
Writing Vincenzo Cerami Screenplay
Camera Tonino Delli Colli Director of Photography
Editing Simona Paggi Editor
Sound Nicola Piovani Original Music Composer
Art Danilo Donati Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Danilo Donati Costume Design
Crew Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Production Tullio Lullo Production Manager
Editing Pasquale Cuzzupoli Color Timer
Production Mario Cotone Line Producer
Production Shaila Rubin Casting
Sound David H. Kramer ADR & Dubbing
Editing Benni Atria Assistant Editor
Sound Nicola Piovani Orchestrator
Production Agnès Mentre Executive Producer
Art Danilo Donati Art Direction
Production Attilio Viti Production Manager
Directing Gianni Arduini Assistant Director
Crew Kenneth Cassar Special Effects
Production Savannah Haske Casting Associate