Released Date
October 23, 1998
Distributor
Miramax
Genre
Drama
Rating
PG-13
Worldwide Gross
Domestic Gross + International Gross = Worldwide Gross
$57,563,264 + $172,535,489 = $230,098,753
69

Roberto Benigni

as Guido Orefice

29

Giorgio Cantarini

as Giosué Orefice

1933-2003

Horst Buchholz

as Doctor Lessing

61

Nicoletta Braschi

as Dora Orefice

About Life Is Beautiful

When an open-minded Jewish waiter and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.

About

A Jewish-Italian bookshop owner uses his mix of humor and imagination to protect his son from the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust. Roberto Benigni directed and starred in the film.

Trivia

The movie was partially inspired by Rubino Romeo Salmonì's book In the End, I Beat Hitler as well as by Benigni's own father who had spent two years in a German labor camp during World War II.