Full Cast & Crew - Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, War

Taglines: An unforgettable fable that proves love, family and imagination conquer all.

Director: Roberto Benigni

Writers: Vincenzo Cerami, Roberto Benigni

Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, ...

In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank.


Roberto Benigni


Vincenzo Cerami (story and screenplay) &
Roberto Benigni (story and screenplay)


Gianluigi Braschi producer
Mario Cotone line producer
John M. Davis producer (English language version)
Elda Ferri producer
Agnès Mentre executive producer (english dubbed version) (as Agnes
John Rogers executive producer (english dubbed version) (as John S


Roberto Benigni Guido
Nicoletta Braschi Dora
Giorgio Cantarini Joshua
Giustino Durano Uncle Eliseo
Sergio Bini Bustric Ferruccio (as Sergio Bustric)
Marisa Paredes Dora's Mother
Horst Buchholz Doctor Lessing (as Horst Bucholz)
Giuliana Lojodice School Principal
Amerigo Fontani Rodolfo
Pietro De Silva Bartolomeo
Francesco Guzzo Vittorino
Raffaella Lebboroni Elena
Claudio Alfonsi Rodolfo's Friend
Gil Baroni Prefect
Massimo Bianchi Man with Key
Jürgen Bohn German Orderly at Party (as Jurgen Bohn)
Verena Buratti German Auxilliary
Robert Camero German Executioner
Ennio Consalvi General Graziosi
Giancarlo Cosentino Waiter Ernesto
Aaron Craig U.S. Tank Soldier
Alfiero Falomi King
Daniela Fedke German Auxilliary
Antonio Fommei School Janitor
Stefano Frangipani Card Player
Ernst Frowein Holger German Sergeant
Alessandra Grassi Teacher
Hannes Hellmann German Corporal (as Hannes Helmann)
Wolfgang Hillinger German Major at Party
Margarita Lucia Krauss Female Soldier at Children's Dinner
Patrizia Lazzarini Woman #1 at Grand Hotel
Maria Letizia Woman #2 at Grand Hotel
Concetta Lombardo Gigliola
Maria Rita Macellari Queen
Carlotta Mangione Eleonora
Franco Mescolini School Inspector
Francesca Messinese Woman at the Opera
Inger Lise Middelthon German Auxilliary
Andrea Nardi Unpholsterer
Günther Pfanzelter German Soldier (as Gunther Pfanzelter)
Cristiana Porchiella Old Maid Teacher
Antonio Prester Bruno (as Nino Prester)
Gina Rovere Dora's Maid
Laura Susanne Ruedeberg German Auxilliary (as Laura Ruedeberg)
Massimo Salvianti Book Store Polceman
Richard Sammel German Lieutenant at Station
James Schindler German Guard
Andrea Tidona Grand Hotel Doorman
Dirk K. van den Berg German Soldier (as Dirk Karsten Van Den Berg)
Giovanna Villa City Hall Secretary
Lidia Alfonsi Guicciardini
Omero Antonutti Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Marie Luciana Woman #2 at Grand Hotel (as Maria Letizia)
Angel Alise Adell German Auxilliary (as Inger Alise Middelthon)
Angelie Alaïs Adell German Auxilliary (as Angel Alise Middelthon)
Angel Alise Middelthon Ausiliaria tedesca
James Falzone Joshua