Movie Review Feb 7, 2006 9:18:42 GMT 8
Post by MrsM on Feb 7, 2006 9:18:42 GMT 8
Life is Beautful
In 1939, Guido, an Italian Jew, falls in love with Dora, who isn't Jewish. He woos her away from the Fascist official she has been dating, and they get married. Their son Giosue grows up among growing anti-Semitism. As the war progresses, Guido and Giosue are arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Dora goes too, determined not to separate the family. In the midst of the horrors of the camp, Guido protects his son by pretending that survival in the concentration camp is an elaborate game with which Giosue must play along or be sent home.
Also Known As:
La Vita E Bella
Production Status: Released
Genres: Art/Foreign and War
Running Time: 2 hrs. 2 min.
Release Date: October 23, 1998
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for holocaust-related thematic elements.
U.S. Box Office: $57,598,247
Rome, Italy (Cinecitta Studios)
Produced in: Italy
What can I say? Jew movie always makes me cry
This one guaranteed to break your heart
Release Locally on VCD and DVD
Italian Story Italian Movie
Sorry No Ferarri On sight
I haven't seen this movie but mcvarki has. He narrated it to me one time, and it was enough to make me cry. Such a sad story but the title is just perfect for it because in some way, the dad who was in a concentration camp with his son, found ways to make his son view life in such conditions as still beautiful
Another good movie to watch is "Music From Another Room" starring Jude Law and Gretchen Moll. It's a beautiful lab istory.