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Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 126 Ratings

Summary: In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank.
Runtime: 116 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for holocaust-related thematic elements.
Production: Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica
Genres: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Languages: English, German, Italian
Home Release Date: Nov 9, 1999
Director Credit
Roberto Benigni Director
Writer Credit
Roberto Benigni Story And Screenplay
Vincenzo Cerami Story And Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Nicoletta Braschi Dora
Roberto Benigni Guido Orefice
Cast Credit
Amerigo Fontani Rodolfo
Claudio Alfonsi Amico Rodolfo
Francesco Guzzo Vittorino
Gil Baroni Prefect
Giorgio Cantarini Giosué Orefice
Giuliana Lojodice School Principal
Giustino Durano Eliseo Orefice
Horst Buchholz Doctor Lessing
Lidia Alfonsi Guicciardini
Marisa Paredes Madre Di Dora
Pietro De Silva Bartolomeo
Raffaella Lebboroni Elena
Sergio Bini Bustric Ferruccio Papini
Producer Credit
Agnès Mentre Executive Producer
Elda Ferri Producer
Gianluigi Braschi Producer
John M. Davis Producer
John Rogers Executive Producer
Mario Cotone Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: