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Life Is Beautiful

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Original title
La vita è bella
Running time
117 min.
Italy Italy
Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami
Nicola Piovani
Tonino Delli Colli
Melampo Cinematografica, Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica. Distributor: Miramax
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Nazism. Holocaust. II World War. 1930s. 1940s
Guido - a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colourful imagination and an irresistible sense of humour - has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate.
Rankings Position
1998: 3 Academy Awards: Best Actor (Benigni), Foreign Language Film, Score. 7 Nom.
1998: BAFTA Awards: Best Actor (Roberto Benigni). 3 Nominations
1998: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Special Prize
1998: National Board of Review: Special Award (Benigni)
1998: European Film Awards: Best Film & Actor (Benigni)
1998: Toronto Film Festival: Audience Award - Best Movie, Award to Roberto Benigni
1998: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film. 2 Nominations
1998: Cesar Awards: Best Foreign Language Picture
1997: 8 David di Donatello Awards, including Best Film & Director. 12 Nom.
1998: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1998: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1998: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actor (Benigni). 2 Nominations
1998: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Foreign Language Film. 3 Nom.
1998: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: 2 Nominations, including Best Director
1998: Montreal Film Festival: Audience Award
1999: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nom. Best Int. Ind. Film - Foreign Language
1999: Goya Awards: Best European Film
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