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La vita è bella 8.5

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.

  Genre   Production Release
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Melampo Cinematografica
  • Miramax
  • StudioCanal
20 Dec 1997

Cast

Roberto Benigni
(Guido Orefice)
Nicoletta Braschi
(Dora)
Giorgio Cantarini
(Giosué Orefice)
Giustino Durano
(Eliseo Orefice)
Amerigo Fontani
(Rodolfo)
Sergio Bini Bustric
(Ferruccio)
Lidia Alfonsi
(Signora Guicciardini)
Horst Buchholz
(Dottore Lessing)
Pietro De Silva
(Bartolomeo)
Marisa Paredes
(Madre di Dora)
Giuliana Lojodice
(Direttrice)
Francesco Guzzo
(Vittorino)
Adelaide Alaïs
(German Auxilliary)
Verena Buratti
(German Auxilliary)
Antonio Prester
(Bruno)
Gina Rovere
(Dora's Maid)
Richard Sammel
(German Lieutenant at Station)
Andrea Tidona
(Grand Hotel Doorman)
Omero Antonutti
(Narrator (voice) (uncredited))