Life Is BeautifulDirector: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bustric
An inspired motion-picture masterpiece and a 3-time Academy Award winning film, Life is Beautiful, comes to Classroom Edition DVD for the first time from Disney Educational Productions. When his family's life is threatened by WWII, Guido (Roberto Benigni) must rely on his colorful imagination and irresistible sense of humor to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate. Including correlations to National Curriculum Standards and exclusive educational features, including a motion-comic that details the current day plight of a Holocaust survivor, this DVD provides an enlightening perspective on the stark realities of WWII Europe.
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- Miramax Lionsgate
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
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Cast & Crew
|Marisa Paredes||Dora's Mother|
|Horst Buchholz||Dr. Lessing|
|Gianni Arduini||Asst. Director|
|Tonino Delli Colli||Cinematographer|
|Mario Cotone||Executive Producer|
|Danilo Donati||Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Tullio Morganti||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Nicola Piovani||Score Composer|
0. Chapter Selection
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]
Captions & Subtitles
Making Life Beautiful (featurette)
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So delightful and a poignant story done with winsome humor and such joy. It will make you laugh and cry and reflecting it in your mind afterwards. An absolute must!!!
The story is just so amazing and what is even better is the acting. An amazing showing of love; you will fall in love with the characters and feel with them.
This is a wonderful movie ever. It showed that when things or in this case war. You have to be strong and try to make it better for you and your family. That's what Roberto Benigni was showing his son. I enjoyed this movie a lot.
This movie took my breath away. I have no other words to describe it.
YOU'LL LAUGH AND YOU'LL CRY BUT YOU'LL LOVE ''LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL'' MORE MOVIES SHOULD SHOW US ITS OK TO CRY AND LAUGH AND WITH PRAYER AND HOPE WE ALL CAN WIN.
I loved this movie. I watched it in my world history class and have since rented it to show my boyfriend. He was skeptical on the movie, and after seeing it said it was one of the best foreign movies he's seen. I do not cry in movies (no, not even the Notebook), and this movie made me cry. It was so good! And so sweet and cute. The perfect movie for a movie night at home.
this movie is so good i think it is one of the best movies out there and if you have not watched it you should!!
Totally like, but unlike Schindler's List! The movie portrayed life during the Holocaust and the struggle of a parent to keep his innocent son's mind, just that, innocent. I, too am a parent and I would imagine had I lived in that era, I would do my very best for my children not to see the true ugliness of our situation and paint them a picture of how beautiful life can be. This movie just stole my heart and made me cry shamelessly. I love it.
We watched this movie in English class and a lot of my classmates loved it, including me. It's funny and sad all at once and will totally touch your heart.
This film does not lighten the facts of what was occurring, but rather shows the depths that a father will go to in order to care for his son's well-being. It also makes one realize that within every situation, there is something in us that should reflect some flicker of hope because, as the title states, life IS beautiful and we should not take that for granted.
One of the best movies I have ever seen, it is a tribute to the power of the human spirit and the gift of free will that resides in each of us. When I started watching it, I knew nothing about it except that it came highly recommended. What a journey from the fluffy beginning to the whallop-packing end.
I saw this movie when it came out in 1997 when I was on vacation with my family. I loved the movie!! It was funny because I was amazed at how much I understood without reading the subtitles because I speak spanish. I thought it was sooo cool. I taped it when I saw it on TV in both English and Italian. I only love watching it in Italian though. Overall I love the entire movie, the humor, suspense, and drama in the movie. I thought the little boy was adorable too. Bonjourno principessa!! I love that. Anyways, it was a great movie!! I highly recommend it.
i saw this film during a period of watching sad films, they're aren't words to describe how moving this film was and how it manages to make the viewer both laugh and cry. It really manages to touch your heart and think about life and indeed how beatuiful it is. I would recommend this film to everyone.
This movie was beyond words. The best man can ever come up with to describe it is the title, LIfe is Beautiful. Be prepared to sob your heart out...
we had to watch this movie in italian class i have to say it was one of hte msot educational but interesting movies i have ever seen, its an eye opener and a suspensful movie based on true live and the importnace of life and family.
This movie is indeed awesome!!!! As I watched this beautiful work of art, the whole time the only words that my lips were uttering were wwow, woww, and wwowww. I was left in tears by the end of the movie and they were tears of joy. there is an innocence, a purity, and a peace about this movie that is so unique and I relish in it everytime I see it. if you want to experience love and possibly GOD in a work of human imagination, please, go ahead and feed your eyes with its images
It is a very good movie, it reflects exactly what the jewish people suffered in that horrible WW II...
This movie is probably the best foriegn film I have ever seen. It's a VERY funny movie. But the dying love of a family doing anything for each other makes it a tear jerker.
Encouraging, How to look into Positive aspects of Life..Worth a Watch whenever morale is down :))
We watched this movie in English class to learn about existentialism. Well, I didn't do much of that worksheet, but I did watch the movie. And I thought it was unbelievable... this movie is so frank and simple, yet so touching. Anyone who hasn't seen it... you must! This movie also gives an excellent portrayal of parents, and what they sacrifice for their children. Now I know what I want on my birthday list.
I watched this in my English 10 class and our teacher made us watch it in Italian with the english subtitles and i loved it. Now I would never watch it in English because it ruins it. If you buy this, watch it in Italian, it's much more fun!
After seeing this movie with my classmates I discovered that you have to live every moment of your life like it's your last day.
In this movie you are introduced to a man who outshines the sun even in the darkest of places. Through thick and thin his outlook on life is that it is beautiful. And even though what he goes through could be described as the worst thing ever to happen, he will live to make someone smile. Life Is Beautiful will bring laughter, tears, and a humbleness to you like nothing else. Hope you enjoy this classic!
This uplifting story chronicles one man's struggle to keep the smiles on his young son's face amidst the tragedy and suffering they must endure as Jews during World War Two. Roberto Benigni is terriffic as he cleverly weaves a tale of laughter, suspense, and heartbreak into a must-see for the whole family. I love this movie! :o)
I have enjoyed this film over and over again! Boberto Benigni is a delight in this movie. The little boy is so perfect! The year this film did so well at the Academy Awards , I was spellbound and rooting for Roberto as his film took three awards. It is one of the treasures of art dealing with the subject of WWII era. The message of this film transcends all language and subtitle situation. It is so beautiful in Italian