La Vita è bella
(Life is Beautiful)

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Press conference with the cast, by Henri Béhar

Reviews, by: Cari Beauchamp | Jason Gorber | David Sterritt

Italian comic Roberto Benigni makes a touching contribution to holocaust movies with his story of Guido rescuing Dora from marriage to a fascist. But it is 1938, and five years later, they have a son. Guido and his son are both sent to a concentration camp because they have Jewish blood, and his wife, who doesn't, insists on being taken along. Guido attempts to keep their spirits up by turning the situation into a game.

Directed by: Roberto Benigni
Written by: Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami
Starring: Marisa Paredes, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Horst Buchholz
Produced by: Gianluigi Braschi, Elda Ferri
Original Music by: Nicola Piovani

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