Tuesday 9 January 2007

Life Is Beautiful (aka La Vita è bella) (1997) - ickleReview (DVD)

Life is beautiful and so is this film. Roberto Benigni shines in this brilliant tragic comedy about Italian Jews in the Second World War. Benigni plays his usual crazy lovable character, a waiter who wins the affection of his wife-to-be with a series of charming coincidences. When his family is deported by the Nazi's to a Jewish concentration camp he keeps his son's spirits up by convincing him it's all just a game and that the winners will get a real tank at the end.

Nugget: Benigni's performance is magical and sad. A masterpiece of the beauty of pathos.

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