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.

  1. Roberto Benigni

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Vincenzo Cerami


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Original Title La vita è bella

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 22, 1998
    PG-13, Theatrical

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $20,000,000.00

Revenue $229,400,000.00

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