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.
|Title||Life Is Beautiful|
|Original Title||La vita è bella|
|Release Date||December 20th, 1997|
|Directors||Roberto Benigni, Gianni Arduini|
|Writers||Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami|
|Production Companies||Melampo Cinematografica, Miramax|
|Plot Keywords||italy, riddle, loss of loved one, bookshop, self sacrifice, mass murder, concentration camp, fascism, world war ii, love of one's life, deportation, jew persecution, fantasy, nazi, national socialism, charade, riding a bicycle, story teller, concentration camp prisoner, dying and death|