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Life is Beautiful DVD


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A very autobiographical account of Holocaust madness. Benigni won Best Actor for his performance. The story is about him and his father in the concentration camps. At times farsical and at times so poignant you will run out of tissues.

    Actors: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric
    Directors: Roberto Benigni
    Writers: Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami
    Producers: Agnès Mentre, Elda Ferri, Gianluigi Braschi, John M. Davis, John Rogers
    Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
    Language: English
    Subtitles: English
If you have a region-specific player note well:
    Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Most players anymore are not specific.
    Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
    Number of discs: 1
    Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
    Studio: Miramax Lionsgate
    DVD Release Date: April 26, 2011
    Run Time: 116 minutes

From a reviewer: If you know what this film is all about, then the first half of it will astound you. I mean, egg on faces? It comes startingly close to Benny Hill for 'want of a laugh track'. Ahh, but the warmth grows on you, and then... The second half. Few scenes are as emotional as when Guido has to reassure his son that the Jews 'aren't going to be made into soap.' The film takes a turn for the harshness and doesn't let up.
Schindler's List (which we also sell here online) was a phenomenal film, showing the utter horror of the holocaust, but it missed one thing: the notion of hope. No one in Spielberg's masterpiece continually believes that 'life is beautiful'. All we see is the horror, the downfall, the pain. And while that makes for a fantastic dramatic punch, it negates any humor or spirit the prisoners may have had to blanket themselves from the harshness, and this humor surely existed.

Product Code: DVDLB1

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