Life Is Beautiful (2000)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Mohanlal Vinaya Chandran
Samyuktha Varma Sindhu
Geethu Mohandas Bala
Innocent Nambyar
Lalitha K.P.A.C Sosamma
Reza Bava Sindhu's Manager
Sai Kumar
Saritha Vice Principal
Nedumudi Venu Principal
Roberto Benigni Guido
Nicoletta Braschi Dora
Giustino Durano Uncle
Sergio Bustric Ferruccio
Marisa Paredes Dora's Mother
Horst Buchholz Dr. Lessing
Lydia Alfonsi Guicciardini
Giuliana Lojodice Headmistress
Giorgio Cantarini Giosue
Mohanlal Vinaya Chandran
Innocent Nambyar
K.P.A.C. Lalitha Sosamma
Rizabawa Sindhu's Manager
Saikumar
Saritha Vice Principal
Claudio Alfonsi
Lidia Alfonsi
Gil Baroni
Massimo Bianchi
Sergio Bini Bustric
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama
Director Fazil; Roberto Benigni; Fazil
Producer Fazil; Fazil
Studio Miramax
Language Malayalam
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 2 hr 2 mins
Country India
Color Color
Plot
Italy's rubber-faced funnyman Roberto Benigni accomplishes the impossible in his World War II comedy Life Is Beautiful: he shapes a simultaneously hilarious and haunting comedy out of the tragedy of the Holocaust. An international sensation and the most successful foreign language film in U.S. history, the picture also earned director-cowriter-star Benigni Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actor. He plays the Jewish country boy Guido, a madcap romantic in Mussolini's Italy who wins the heart of his sweetheart (Benigni's real-life sweetie, Nicoletta Braschi) and raises a darling son (the adorable Giorgio Cantarini) in the shadow of fascism. When the Nazis ship the men off to a concentration camp in the waning days of the war, Guido is determined to shelter his son from the evils around them and convinces him they're in an elaborate contest to win (of all things) a tank. Guido tirelessly maintains the ruse with comic ingenuity, even as the horrors escalate and the camp's population continues to dwindle--all the more impetus to keep his son safe, secure, and, most of all, hidden. Benigni walks a fine line mining comedy from tragedy and his efforts are pure fantasy--he accomplishes feats no man could realistically pull off--both of which have drawn fire from a few critics. Yet for all its wacky humor and inventive gags, Life Is Beautiful is a moving and poignant tale of one father's sacrifice to save not just his young son's life but his innocence in the face of one of the most evil acts ever perpetrated by the human race. --Sean Axmaker
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 875
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/18/03
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 007
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 717951003089
Chapters 27
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ITALIAN: Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby