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In this WW II tragicomedy, famed Italian funnyman Roberto Benigni (The Monster) portrays Guido, who moves during the '30s from the country to a Tuscan town, where he is entranced by schoolteacher Dora (Nicoletta Braschi, Benigni's real-life wife). Dora likes Guido, but she remains faithful to her pompous fiancé, so Guido has an uphill struggle. Meanwhile,See more details below

Overview

In this WW II tragicomedy, famed Italian funnyman Roberto Benigni (The Monster) portrays Guido, who moves during the '30s from the country to a Tuscan town, where he is entranced by schoolteacher Dora (Nicoletta Braschi, Benigni's real-life wife). Dora likes Guido, but she remains faithful to her pompous fiancé, so Guido has an uphill struggle. Meanwhile, anti-Semitic attitudes lead to attacks against Guido's Jewish uncle (Giustino Durano). Leaping ahead to five years later, during WW II, Guido and Dora are married and have a son Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). After they are imprisoned in a concentration camp, Guido goes to elaborate lengths to keep his son from understanding the truth of their situation. He tells the boy that they are competing with others to win an armored tank -- so everything from food shortages to tattoos is explained as necessary for participation in the contest.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2004
UPC:
0786936238617
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
5:52:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Chicago:; Deleted musical number "Class," performed by Catherine Zeta-Jones & Queen Latifah; Behind the scenes featurette; Commentary with the screenwriters and director Rob Marshall; ; Life Is Beautiful:; Behind the scenes; "Making Life Beautiful" featurette; Academy award tv commercials; Theatrical trailer; ; Frida:; Behind the scenes footage; Interviews with Salma Hayek, director Julie Taymor and musician/actress Chavela Vargas; Feature commentary with Julie Taymor and composer Elliot Goldenthal; Salma Hayek's recording sessions; The vision, design & music of Frida

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Chicago
1. And All That Jazz [7:04]
2. Killing Fred Casely [3:55]
3. Funny Honey [5:51]
4. When You're Good to Mama [6:07]
5. Cell Block Tango [7:40]
6. All I Care About [8:36]
7. Sweetest Little Jazz Killer [5:49]
8. We Both Reached for the Gun [5:46]
9. Roxie [6:43]
10. I Can't Do it Alone [2:01]
11. Go to Hell Kitty [:46]
12. Mister Cellophane [5:23]
13. Flash in the Pan [5:39]
14. Razzle Dazzle [4:48]
15. Velma Takes the Stand [3:48]
16. A Tap Dance [6:30]
17. The Verdict [5:52]
18. Nowadays [3:06]
19. Hot Honey Rag [3:32]
20. End Credits [4:22]
Side #2 -- Life Is Beautiful
1. Program Start [:14]
2. "Good Morning, Princess!" [:12]
3. "We're in the City!" [3:31]
4. A Great Escape [3:31]
5. The New Waiter [1:42]
6. "Schopenhauer Willpower" [3:35]
7. "When I Suddenly Appear" [1:35]
8. "A Light Meal" [:27]
9. "The Superior Race" [2:12]
10. "Turn Around" [1:41]
11. Stealing the Princess [1:28]
12. Signs From Heaven [2:54]
13. The Jewish Horse [1:04]
14. A Wedding Announcement [4:37]
15. Two Became Three [2:26]
16. Grandma [5:05]
17. The Birthday Party [3:03]
18. "Where Are We Going?" [:50]
19. First Prize [3:07]
20. Learning the Rules [5:35]
21. The First Day [2:08]
22. The Showers [3:36]
23. The Doctor [2:54]
24. "Buttons & Soap" [2:04]
25. "For Life" [5:50]
26. "The Journey That Had to Be" [3:30]
27. End Credits [3:58]
Side #3 -- Frida, Disc 1
1. Memories [3:04]
2. "I Always Wanted a Son" [2:00]
3. The Accident [2:59]
4. Plans for Recovery [:39]
5. Diego's Compliments [3:09]
6. Another Pretty Girl [:32]
7. "Comrades, Colleagues and Friends" [5:26]
8. Diego and Frida [3:12]
9. Diego's Ways [:55]
10. More Affection in a Handshake [3:56]
11. The Invasion of Gringo-landia [4:43]
12. Miracles and Tragedy [2:19]
13. The Price of Integrity [:35]
14. Portrait With Cropped Hair [1:45]
15. Offering Asylum [1:47]
16. Alone in Pain [2:04]
17. Without Loyalty [3:22]
18. From France [:54]
19. Imprisoned [1:58]
20. Broken Column [3:19]
21. To Frida! [:24]
22. Burn it Blue [2:03]

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