Life is Beautiful

Sweet, entertaining and fresh Italian satire about a Jewish man in the WWII era, waiter by trade, who falls in love with a rich girl, gets married, has a kid and lives five or six years only to come to a tragedy: the family is split and sent to a concentration camp. The Jewish father doesn't want his little child, who's scheduled for the gas chamber, to have any idea what's going on, so to keep him hidden, his father invents a 'game'. He can win a real tank if he does or doesn't do some things which relate to keeping hidden from the guards. Even though we laugh throughout the entire movie; the theme is truly sad. A very powerful story that will have a lasting effect on you.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Sergio Lojodice, Amerigo Fontani, Pietro De Silva

Directed by:

Roberto Benigni


1998 comedy/drama

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: A+

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