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Life Is Beautiful

When sentenced to a Jewish concentration camp, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni) uses his unusual sense of humor and perspective to shield his five-year-old son (Giorgio Cantarini) from the terror that surrounds them. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 118
Theater Release: 05 Nov 1998
Video Release: 04 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Life Is Beautiful is rated PG-13: Roberto Benigni, Giorgio Cantarini

Director: Roberto Benigni
Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi
Studio: 1999 Miramax

Detailed Review

Imagine what you might have said to your five-year-old child if you were both being sent to a German concentration camp. Chances are your answer won't be the same as… 
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Talk It Over

This film opens many obvious conversations regarding the Jewish Holocaust. Although the characters here… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Other films that look at the atrocities of the Holocaust include: Paper Clips,  
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