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La vita è bella

Roberto Benigni Italien, 1997

HEDONIST's rating of the film Das Leben ist schön

Wonderful writing, directing and most of all acting by Roberto Benigni. It is truly a profound art to be able to write a comedy set in such a grim moment in world history. One might argue that this late 20th century work is equally as significant as other comedic political commentaries made in the first half of the 20th century: for example, Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator'...regardless, a great work by Benigni !Bravo!