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LA VITA E BELLA

Directed by : Roberto BENIGNI

     Country : ITALY

Length : 114 minutes

Grand Prix, 1998

Synopsis

Italy 1938 : Guido is in love with Dora who is promised to a fascist bureaucrat. Like in a fairy tale, Guido abducts Dora the very day of her engagement.
Five years later, they have had a son : Joshua. The racial laws have been enforced in Italy. Guido is jewish. One day when she returns home, Dora finds her son and her husband missing. They have been deported.
Out of her love for them, Dora gets into the train which is taking them away. In the concentration camp, Guido has only one obsession: to save his son from hell

Credits

Roberto BENIGNI - Director

Roberto BENIGNI - Script / Dialogue

Vincenzo CERAMI - Script / Dialogue

Tonino DELLI COLLI - Cinematography

Nicola PIOVANI - Music

Simona PAGGI - Film Editor

Danilo DONATI - Set decorator

Casting

Roberto BENIGNI - Guido

Horst BUCHOLZ - Dottor Lessing

Giustino DURANO - Zio Eliseo

Sergio BUSTRIC - Ferruccio

Giorgio CANTARINI - Giosue

Nicoletta BRASCHI - Dora

Photos

Film Poster © DR

In Competition – Feature Films 1998

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