Bottom Line: Life may be beautiful, but this film sure isn’t.
“Buon giorno, principessa!” –Roberto Benigni as Guido Orefice
Directed by: Roberto Benigni
Starring: Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Horst Bucholz, Marisa Paredes, Nicoletta Braschi, Roberto Benigni, Sergio Bustric
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL concerns a Jewish Italian man, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), and his wife, Dora (Nicoletta Braschi). The two have always lived in happiness, ever since they met each other. Guido is a character who has a fondness for charming humor: he used it to convince Dora to take him as a husband, and he has used it in every day of their marriage to brighten her days. Fast-forward a few years, to the point where the two have a son, who is around three or four years old. The Holocaust has risen and the two have been sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Guido now tries everything he can to protect his innocent son from being murdered in the Holocaust.