An inspired motion picture masterpiece, "Life Is Beautiful" was nominated for 7 Academy Awards – winning 3 Oscars including one for Best Actor Roberto Benigni. In this extraordinary tale, Guido (Benigni) – a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor – has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II...and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate! Honored with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique achievement will lift your spirits and capture your heart! *1998 Best Actor – Roberto Benigni, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Dramatic Score.

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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13

Romance/Drama/Comedy · 1h 56m · 2/12/1999

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An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.

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An inspired motion picture masterpiece, "Life Is Beautiful" was nominated for 7 Academy Awards – winning 3 Oscars including one for Best Actor Roberto Benigni. In this extraordinary tale, Guido (Benigni) – a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor – has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II...and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate! Honored with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique achievement will lift your spirits and capture your heart! *1998 Best Actor – Roberto Benigni, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Dramatic Score.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

Italian, German, English

Country

Italy

Production Companies

Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Melampo Cinematografica

Budget

$229,163,264

Revenue

$229,163,264
Cast
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Maria Rita Macellari

Queen
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Francesca Messinese

Woman at the Opera
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Roberto Benigni

Guido Orefice
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Dirk K. van den Berg

German Soldier (as Dirk Karsten van den Berg)
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Claudio Alfonsi

Amico Rodolfo
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Pietro De Silva

Bartolomeo
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Nicoletta Braschi

Dora
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Giorgio Cantarini

Giosué Orefice
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Giustino Durano

Eliseo Orefice
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Sergio Bini Bustric

Ferruccio Papini (as Sergio Bustric)
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Marisa Paredes

Madre di Dora
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Horst Buchholz

Doctor Lessing (as Horst Bucholz)
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Lidia Alfonsi

Guicciardini
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Giuliana Lojodice

School Principal
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Giovanna Villa

City Hall Secretary
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Omero Antonutti

Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Francesco Guzzo

Vittorino
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Alfiero Falomi

King
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Raffaella Lebboroni

Elena
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Gil Baroni

Prefect
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Massimo Bianchi

Man with Key
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Jürgen Bohn

German Orderly at Party (as Jurgen Bohn)
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Verena Buratti

German Auxilliary
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Robert Camero

German Executioner
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Ennio Consalvi

General Graziosi
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Giancarlo Cosentino

Ernesto - Waiter
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Aaron Craig

U.S. Tank Soldier
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Daniela Fedke

German Auxilliary
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Amerigo Fontani

Rodolfo
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Andrea Tidona

Grand Hotel Doorman
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Richard Sammel

German Lieutenant at Station
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Inger Lise Middelthon

German Auxilliary
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Ernst Frowein Holger

German Sergeant
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Alessandra Grassi

Teacher
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Hannes Hellmann

German Corporal
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Wolfgang Hillinger

German Major at Party
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Margarita Lucia Krauss

Female Soldier at Children's Dinner
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Patrizia Lazzarini

Woman #1 at Grand Hotel
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Maria Letizia

Woman #2 at Grand Hotel
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James Schindler

Tedesco - German Guard
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Concetta Lombardo

Gigliola
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Carlotta Mangione

Eleonora
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Antonio Fommei

School Janitor
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Franco Mescolini

School Inspector
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Stefano Frangipani

Card Player
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Andrea Nardi

Tappezziere
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Günther Pfanzelter

German Soldier
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Cristiana Porchiella

Old-Maid Teacher
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Antonio Prester

Bruno (as Nino Prester)
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Gina Rovere

Governante Dora
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Laura Susanne Ruedeberg

German Auxilliary
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Massimo Salvianti

Bookstore Polceman
Crew
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Roberto Benigni

Director
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Vincenzo Cerami

Writer
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Roberto Benigni

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Life Is Beautiful

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (Std.))

10/4/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Life Is Beautiful

(DVD)

4/19/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Life Is Beautiful

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/9/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Life Is Beautiful

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

8/22/2017

Disc Title Front Cover

Life Is Beautiful

(DVD)

1/26/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Life is Beautiful

(Blu-ray)

8/22/2017

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