Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

116 mins | Drama, Comedy | Dec. 20, 1997

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.

Life Is Beautiful

116 mins | Drama, Comedy | Dec. 20, 1997

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.
IMDb rating 8.6
Producers Miramax, Melampo Cinematografica, StudioCanal
Original title La vita è bella
Directors Gianni Arduini, Roberto Benigni
Writers Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni

Cast

Roberto Benigni

as Guido Orefice

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)

Daniela Fedtke

as German Auxiliary