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Life Is Beautiful
An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.
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.
I'll never forget the first time that I saw this film, as it was the first film I'd ever seen to flat out wreck me emotionally, make me burst out into a fit of uncontrollable tears and lose complete command of my motor functions. The ending of the film, for me, is a flashbulb memory and always will be; as the sobs came spilling out and I, quite literally, fell off my bed and onto the floor, my (now deceased) father heard me wailing all the way from downstairs and came rushing up to my room, under the impression that something terrible might have happened.
I can still, so vividly, recall the haste of my father's footsteps -- their speed…
Winner of Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Life Is Beautiful (also known as La vita è bella) is a sweet, delicate & intimately crafted drama that begins as a mesmerising love story full of heart, laughs & affection, only to later change its course to paint a touching portrait of a father-son relationship with mankind's darkest period set against its backdrop.
Set in Italy, the story of Life Is Beautiful concerns Guido; a young, carefree Jewish man who courts n marries the woman he loves & lives happily with his family until Italy is occupied by German forces. With his entire family forcibly deported to a Nazi concentration camp, Guido attempts to make the best use of his wit & imagination to…
“This is my story. This is the sacrifice my father made. This was his gift to me.”
The film that introduced the world to the charming Italian actor, Roberto Benigni (perhaps not because they saw his actual movie, but for the way he accepted his Oscar for his performance in this film as he leaped through the seats of the actors that were attending the ceremony). This is my favorite foreign film because it manages to balance a wonderful story that begins as a romantic comedy and ends up being about the tragic events that took place during the holocaust. How could Benigni possibly pull something like this off? He’s telling a hopeful light hearted story in the midst of…
What starts off as another Benigni physical comedy soon turns into one of the funniest yet harrowing tales of the holocaust.
For the first half hour, Benigni plays a poor jewish waiter who falls in love with a richer woman, Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), who he starts to woo constantly.
This part of the film sets the setting, with the nazis and facists growing in power in Italy. This part sets the entire tone and time period of the film.
This part is really funny. I always enjoyed watching Benigni and his high energy comedy. Anyone who watched his roles in Jarmusch's films (Down by Law, Night on Earth) will know his physical comedy sense.
Sort of a Chaplin like, with…
This is a simple story... but not an easy one to tell.
Well it took me 14 years but I finally watched it. It was one of those films that was so overly hyped that I'm sure if I had watched it in 1998 I would have loathed it before the first subtitle appeared on the screen.
The first half of the film serves as a pure comedy in the vein of a Charlie Chaplin film. Roberto Benigni looks nothing like Chaplin facially but he seems to embody him in spirit. I didn't think I would like a broad comedy like this, but I did because the characters are so endearing.
While the first half is pure comedy, it also…
"Good morning Princess!"
Roberto Benigni's Life is Beautiful is a wonderful and emotional love story that has stuck with me for nearly two decades now. I got to revisit it this weekend and the film is still an emotional rollercoaster ride for me. When it comes to recommending a foreign language film this one is always on the top of my list. It may start as a simple love story and at times feel a bit juvenile, but if you stick with the movie you are in for a great treat. The story is overly emotional, but that is exactly the point because despite all the horrors in this world, we are still reminded about the beauty of life. It's…
this is one of the best movies...maybe ever? if you haven't watched it, 1. how? 2. you gotta
Funny, tragic, and absolutely fantastic!
الآباء حين يصنعون من الحرب قصة لطيفة تليق ببراءة أطفالهم، تتواطىء معهم الحياة وتمنحهم نهاية جميلة للقصة لتكون جديرة بتضحياتهم.
im not even gonna say anything this is just the best movie ever made Goodbye Now
Yes I can see it's charm, but Benigni is too much like Charlie Chaplin for my taste, namely borderline irritating.
This movie fucked me up.
Está mal que exista esta película.
Está mal que os guste esta película.
Sois unos fascistas.
RETO ERBoH Season 1: Darth Vader vs Adolf Hitler.
Le comentaba el otro día a un amigo que, pese a la fama de película para llorar que tiene "La vida es bella", cuando yo la vi en su día (hace bastantes años) no me pareció que fuera así. Hoy lo vuelvo a confirmar, pero lo confirmo para bien. Y es que, teniendo mil oportunidades para buscar la lágrima fácil, no la busca, sino que se limita a ir encogiéndote el corazón poquito a poco, obteniendo un efecto, al menos para mí, más sutil pero también más poderoso.
Normalmente, cuando le pongo 5 estrellas a una película que ya había visto previamente, ya suelo llevar esa idea en mente antes de…
Films that are everything to me
Life changing cinematic experiences
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!