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6,657 Ratings

Life Is Beautiful

La vita è bella

Directed by Roberto Benigni
Italy, 1997
Comedy, Drama, War


A cheerful family man’s life comes to a screeching stand-still when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up, he goes to great creative lengths to keep his son from understanding the atrocious truth behind their situation.

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Life Is Beautiful Directed by Roberto Benigni

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1998 | Winner: Grand Prize of the Jury

Academy Awards

1999 | 3 wins including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1999 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

Toronto International Film Festival

1998 | Winner: People's Choice Award

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