Life Is Beautiful DVD

Life Is Beautiful DVD Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Conjuring keys and hats out of thin air Guido (Roberto Benigni) a clever Jewish-Italian waiter successfully courts Dora (Nicoletta Braschi) a beautiful local woman in Fascist pre-WWII Italy His life however is turned upside down a few years later when he Dora and their young son Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini) are sent to a Nazi concentration camp Refusing to give up hope Guido tries to protect his son&39;s innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is just an elaborate game with the grand prize being a tank For years the box-office champ in Italy and the country&39;s most beloved slapstick comic the Chaplinesque Benigni took a huge risk with LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Many people worried that the film would be as offensive as plopping a cartoon character in Auschwitz (A similar work--THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED a Jerry Lewis film about a comedian in a concentration camp--turned out to be a disaster two decades earlier) Although LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL did provoke some controversy many people found the film to be a poignant tragicomic story that profoundly reaffirmed the humanity of concentration camp victims The film became the highest grossing foreign language film in the US and established Benigni as an international star Age Rating PG
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