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La vita è bella = Life is beautiful

Author: Roberto BenigniElda FerriGianluigi BraschiVincenzo CeramiNicoletta BraschiAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Miramax Films : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [1999]
Series: Miramax collector's series.; Miramax award-winning collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : ItalianView all editions and formats
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A charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. Then that life is threatened by World War II.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Foreign language films
Drama
Foreign films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Benigni; Elda Ferri; Gianluigi Braschi; Vincenzo Cerami; Nicoletta Braschi; Giustino Durano; Sergio Bustric; Lydia Alfonsi; Giorgio Cantarini; Marisa Paredes; Horst Buchholz; Nicola Piovani; Miramax Films.; Cecchi Gori Group (Firm); Melampo cinematografica.; Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0788816209 9780788816208
OCLC Number: 42827914
Language Note: In Italian or dubbed English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally released as an Italian motion picture in 1997.
Series title on some packaging: Miramax award-winning collection.
Special features: Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Making life beautiful [featurette] (24 min.); TV spots (6 min.); Film recommendations [text feature].
Credits: Fotografia [director of photography], Tonino Delli Colli ; montaggio [editor], Simona Paggi ; musica di Nicola Piovani ; scenografia costumi arredamento, Danilo Donati.
Cast: Roberto Benigni (Guido), Nicoletta Braschi (Dora), Giustino Durano (Zio), Sergio Bustric (Ferruccio), Lydia Alfonsi (Guiccairdini), Giorgio Cantarini (Giosué), Horst Buchholz (Dottor Lessing), Marisa Paredes (Madre di Dora).
Awards: Winner, 1998 Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Roberto Benigni; Best Foreign Language Film: Italy; Best Music, Original Dramatic Score: Nicola Piovani; Winner, 1998 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize of the Jury: Roberto Benigni; Winner, 1998 David di Donatello Awards [Italian Film Academy] for Migliore Scenografo (Best Production Design) and Migliore Costumista (Best Costume Design): Danilo Donati; Migliore Direttore della Fotografia (Best Cinematography): Tonino Delli Colli; Migliore Produttore (Best Producer): Elda Ferri, Gianluigi Braschi; Migliore Sceneggiatura (Best Screenplay): Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami; Miglior Film (Best Film); Migliore Attore Protagonista (Best Actor) and Migliore Regista (Best Director): Roberto Benigni.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13.
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation in original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1; dual layer.
Contents: Program start --
"Good morning, princess!" --
"We're in the city!" --
Great escape --
New waiter --
"Schopenhauer willpower" --
"When I suddenly appear" --
"A light meal" --
"The superior race" --
"Turn around" --
Stealing the princess --
Signs from heaven --
Jewish horse --
Wedding announcement --
Two become three --
Grandma --
Birthday party --
"Where are we going?" --
First prize --
Learning the rules --
First day --
Showers --
Doctor --
"Buttons & soap" --
"For life" --
"The journey that had to be" --
End credits.
Series Title: Miramax collector's series.; Miramax award-winning collection.
Other Titles: Vita è bella (Motion picture)
Life is beautiful
Responsibility: Miramax Films ; Cecchi Gori Group ; Mario e Vittorio Cecchi Gori presentano ; una produzione Melampo Cinematografica ; Roberto Benigni presenta ; soggetto e sceneggiatura di Vincenzo Cerami e Roberto Benigni ; prodotto da Elda Ferri e Gianluigi Braschi ; regia di Roberto Benigni.

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A charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. Then that life is threatened by World War II.

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