Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1997-12-20
  • User Rating: 8.4/10 from 12224 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Melampo Cinematografica
  • Production Country: Italy
  • Director: Roberto Benigni
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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.

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  • Roberto Benigni

    as Guido Orefice
  • Nicoletta Braschi

    as Dora
  • Giorgio Cantarini

    as Giosué Orefice
  • Giustino Durano

    as Eliseo Orefice
  • Sergio Bini Bustric

    as Ferruccio
  • Lidia Alfonsi

    as Signora Guicciardini
  • Giuliana Lojodice

    as Direttrice
  • Amerigo Fontani

    as Rodolfo
  • Pietro De Silva

    as Bartolomeo
  • Francesco Guzzo

    as Vittorino
  • Raffaella Lebboroni

    as Elena
  • Marisa Paredes

    as Madre di Dora
  • Horst Buchholz

    as Dottore Lessing
  • 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
  • Claudio Alfonsi

    as Amico Rodolfo
  • Gil Baroni

    as Prefetto
Camera Tonino Delli Colli Director of Photography
Crew Giovanni Corridori Special Effects
Writing Roberto Benigni Screenplay
Directing Roberto Benigni Director
Writing Roberto Benigni Story
Production Shaila Rubin Casting
Production Gianluigi Braschi Producer
Production Elda Ferri Producer
Writing Vincenzo Cerami Screenplay
Writing Vincenzo Cerami Story
Editing Simona Paggi Editor
Sound Nicola Piovani Original Music Composer
Art Danilo Donati Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Danilo Donati Costume Design
Art Maurizio Sabatini Assistant Production Design
Directing Gianni Arduini First Assistant Director
Sound Benni Atria Sound Editor
Editing Benni Atria Assistant Editor
Sound Alberto Doni Sound Mixer
Production Tullio Lullo Production Manager
Crew Leda Lojodice Choreographer
Production Mario Cotone Executive Producer
Art Roberto Magagnini Property Master
Production Olivia Sleiter Unit Manager
Production Attilio Viti Production Manager
Editing Pasquale Cuzzupoli Colorist
Costume & Make-Up Federico Laurenti Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Enrico Iacoponi Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Giusy Bovino Hair Department Head
Sound Tullio Morganti Sound
Art Luigi Urbani Set Decoration
Lighting Carlo Vinciguerra Gaffer
Camera Roberto Brega Camera Operator
Directing Luigi Spoletini Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Walter Cossu Makeup Department Head
Sound Ettore Mancini Boom Operator
Sound Silvia Moraes Sound Editor
Camera Aldo Colanzi Key Grip
Directing Giorgia Onofri Script Supervisor
Production Pietro Sassaroli Production Manager
Camera Marco Cuzzupoli Assistant Camera
Sound Claudio Chiossi Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Martina Cossu Makeup Artist
Editing Maddalena Colombo Assistant Editor
Production Ettore Musco Production Secretary
Camera Sergio Strizzi Still Photographer
Production Nando Nibbi Unit Manager
Costume & Make-Up Maria Pia Crapanzano Hairstylist
Camera Salvatore Bognanni Assistant Camera
Art Edoardo Di Iorio Assistant Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Fabio Lucchetti Hairstylist
Production Franco Fantini Administration
Production Marco Albertini Production Secretary
Directing Giovanni Marino Second Assistant Director
Directing Daniele Cama Second Assistant Director