Life Is Beautiful (1998)

Life Is Beautiful
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 2hr 2mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign, Period
Keywords WWII
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Roberto Benigni Actor Guido Orefice 1 1000001
Nicoletta Braschi Actor Dora Orefice 1 1000002
Giustino Durano Actor Uncle 1 1000003
Sergio Bustric Actor Ferruccio 1 1000004
Lydia Alfonsi Actor Guicciardini 1 1000005
Giuliana Lojodice Actor Headmistress 1 1000006
Amerigo Fontani Actor Rodolfo 1 1000007
Pietro DeSilva Actor Bartolomeo 1 1000008
Francesco Guzzo Actor Vittorino 1 1000009
Raffaella Lebboroni Actor Elena 1 1000010
Giorgio Cantarini Actor Giosue Orefice 1 1000011
Marisa Paredes Actor Dora's Mother 1 1000012
Horst Buchholz Actor Doctor Lessing 1 1000013
Claudio Alfonsi Actor Rodolfo's Friend 1 1000014
Gil Baroni Actor Prefect 1 1000015
Massimo Bianchi Actor Man With Key 1 1000016
Jurgen Bohn Actor German Orderly at Celebration 1 1000017
Verena Buratti Actor German Auxiliary 1 1000018
Robert Camero Actor Executed German Soldier 1 1000019
Ennio Consalvi Actor General Graziosi 1 1000020
Giancarlo Consentino Actor Ernesto--The Waiter 1 1000021
Aaron Craig Actor US Driver 1 1000022
Alfiero Falomi Actor King 1 1000023
Daniela Fedtke Actor German Auxiliary 1 1000024
Antonio Fommei Actor School Janitor 1 1000025
Stefano Frangipani Actor Player 1 1000026
Ernst Holger Actor German Sergeant 1 1000027
Alessandra Grassi Actor Schoolmistress 1 1000028
Hannes Helmann Actor German Corporal 1 1000029
Wolfgang Hillinger Actor German General at Celebration 1 1000030
Margareta Krauss Actor Soldier Who Feeds Children 1 1000031
Patrizia Lazzarini Actor Woman at Grand Hotel 1 1000032
Maria Letizia Actor Woman at Grand Hotel 1 1000033
Concetta Lombardo Actor Gigliola 1 1000034
Maria Macellari Actor Queen 1 1000035
Carlotta Mangione Actor Eleonora 1 1000036
Franco Mescolini Actor School Inspector 1 1000037
Francesca Messinese Actor Lady at Opera 1 1000038
Inger Middleton Actor German Auxiliary 1 1000039
Andrea Nardi Actor Decorator 1 1000040
Gunther Pfanzelter Actor German Soldier 1 1000041
Cristina Porchiella Actor Unmarried Schoolmistress 1 1000042
Nino Prester Actor Bruno 1 1000043
Gina Rovere Actor Dora's Governess 1 1000044
Laura Rudeberg Actor German Auxiliary 1 1000045
Massimo Salvanti Actor Policeman at Map Shop 1 1000046
Richard Sammel Actor Official 1 1000047
James Shindler Actor Transfixed German 1 1000048
Andrea Tidona Actor Grand Hotel Porter 1 1000049
Dirk Van Den Berg Actor German Soldier 1 1000050
Giovanna Villa Actor Registrar 1 1000051
Horst Buchholz Voice (English language version) 475 1000052
Jonathan Nichols Voice (English language version) 475 1000053
Ilaria Borrelli Voice (English language version) 475 1000054
James Falzone Voice (English language version) 475 1000055
Chip Bolcik Voice (English language version) 475 1000056
Marc Schwarz Voice (English language version) 475 1000057
Roberto Benigni Director n/a 2 2000001
Elda Ferri Producer n/a 3 3000001
Gianluigi Braschi Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mario Cotone Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Roberto Benigni Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Vincenzo Cerami Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Roberto Benigni From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Vincenzo Cerami From Story n/a 120870 4000004
Olivia Sleiter Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000001
Naldo Nibbi Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000002
Pietro Sassaroli Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Tullio Lullo Production Manager n/a 305 5000004
Gianni Arduini Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Giovanni Marino Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Luigi Spoletini Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Daniele Cama Assistant Director n/a 163 5000008
John Rogers Post-Production Supervisor (New York) 120796 5000009
Giorgia Onofri Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000010
Tonino Delli Colli Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Simona Paggi Editor n/a 172 7000001
Nicola Piovani Music n/a 120781 8000001
Fabio Venturi Music music recorder 120781 8000002
G Gabetti Music ("Marcia reale") 120781 8000003
Jacques Offenbach Music ("Belle nuit 'Barcarolle' (from 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann')") 120781 8000004
Nicola Piovani Music Conductor music conductor & orchestrator 120818 8000005
Montserrat Caballe Performer ("Belle nuit 'Barcarolle' (from 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann')") 120819 8000007
Shirley Verret Performer ("Belle nuit 'Barcarolle' (from 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann')") 120819 8000008
Danilo Donati Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Shaila Rubin Casting n/a 179 10000001
Marcello Pezzetti Consultant historical consultant 120784 12000001
Danilo Donati Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Giusy Bovino Hair Stylist key hairstylist 120799 13000002
Walter Cossu Makeup key makeup 353 13000003
Enrico Iacoponi Makeup key makeup 353 13000004
Marco Vittorio ADR n/a 120912 14000001
Alberto Doni Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000002
Claudio Chiossi Rerecording re-recording mixer 120995 14000003
Tullio Morganti Sound n/a 120816 14000004
Leda Lojodice Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Maurizio DiClemente Other draughtsperson 120795 26000001
Synopsis
In 1939, Guido, an Italian Jew, falls in love with Dora, who isn't Jewish. He woos her away from the Fascist official she has been dating, and they get married. Their son Giosue grows up among growing anti-Semitism. As the war progresses, Guido and Giosue are arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Dora goes too, determined not to separate the family. In the midst of the horrors of the camp, Guido protects his son by pretending that survival in the concentration camp is an elaborate game with which Giosue must play along or be sent home.