"Does it come in English or Italian or both?"
This film is a masterpiece- at once evoking many emotions. I purchased oe dvd for me and one blue ray for a friend. We are movie buffs and this film deserves to be in our collections....
Life Is Beautiful (DVD)
ITEM#: 13501207Conjuring keys and hats out of thin air, Guido (Roberto Benigni), a clever Jewish-Italian waiter, successfully courts Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a beautiful local woman, in Fascist pre-WWII Italy. His life, however, is turned upside down a few years later when he, Dora, and their young son, Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini), are sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is just an elaborate game, with the grand prize being a tank. For years the box-office champ in Italy and the country's most beloved slapstick comic, the Chaplinesque Benigni took a huge risk with LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. Many people worried that the film would be as offensive as plopping a cartoon character in Auschwitz. (A similar work--THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED, a Jerry Lewis film about a comedian in a concentration camp--turned out to be a disaster two decades earlier.) Although LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL did provoke some controversy, many people found the film to be a poignant, tragicomic story that profoundly reaffirmed the humanity of concentration camp victims. The film became the highest grossing foreign language film in the U.S. and established Benigni as an international star.
|Rating||Parental Guidance 13+|
|Dimensions||5.5" x 0.75" x 7.5" WxHxD|
|Stars||Guistino Durano, Nicoletta Braschi, Horst Bucholz, Giorgio Cantarini, Roberto Benigni, Marisa Paredes, Sergio Bini Bustric, Lydia Alfonsi|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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