Release Info - 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.

Release Dates:

Italy 20 Dec 1997
France (Cannes Film Festival)
Canada 03 Sep 1998 (Montréal Film Festival)
Greece 09 Sep 1998 (Athens Film Festival)
Canada 12 Sep 1998 (Toronto International Film Festival)
Belgium 14 Oct 1998
Switzerland 16 Oct 1998 (German speaking region)
France 21 Oct 1998
USA 22 Oct 1998 (AFI Film Festival)
USA 23 Oct 1998 (limited)
Canada 06 Nov 1998
Greece 06 Nov 1998
Germany 12 Nov 1998
Austria 13 Nov 1998
Serbia 17 Nov 1998 (Belgrade)
Netherlands 03 Dec 1998
Finland 18 Dec 1998
Norway 24 Dec 1998
Australia 26 Dec 1998
Slovenia 14 Jan 1999
Portugal 22 Jan 1999
Sweden 22 Jan 1999
Iceland 23 Jan 1999 (Reykjavik Film Festival)
Brazil 05 Feb 1999
UK 12 Feb 1999
USA 12 Feb 1999
Argentina 18 Feb 1999
Denmark 19 Feb 1999
Spain 26 Feb 1999
Turkey 26 Feb 1999
Hong Kong 04 Mar 1999
Colombia 05 Mar 1999
New Zealand 05 Mar 1999
South Korea 06 Mar 1999
Iceland 12 Mar 1999
Poland 12 Mar 1999
Thailand 12 Mar 1999
Czech Republic 01 Apr 1999
Malaysia 01 Apr 1999
Slovakia 01 Apr 1999
Hungary 08 Apr 1999
Japan 17 Apr 1999
Estonia 18 Jun 1999
Russia 16 Jul 1999
USA 06 Aug 1999 (limited) (dubbed version)
Taiwan 12 Nov 1999
France 26 Oct 2002 (Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt: MJC Audun)

Also Known As:

(original title) La vita è bella
Argentina La vida es bella
Australia Life Is Beautiful
Bulgaria (Bulgarian title) Животът е прекрасен
Brazil A Vida é Bela
Canada (French title) La vie est belle
Czech Republic Zivot je krásný
Germany Das Leben ist schön
Denmark Livet er smukt
Spain La vida es bella
Finland Kaunis elämä
France La vie est belle
Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title) I zoi einai oraia
Greece Η Ζωή Είναι Ωραία
Croatia Život je lijep
Hungary Az élet szép
Japan (English title) Life is Beautiful
Mexico La vida es bella
Norway Livet er herlig
Peru La vida es bella
Poland Zycie jest piekne
Poland Zycie jest piekne
Portugal A Vida É Bela
Romania Viata e frumoasa
Serbia Život je lep
Russia Жизнь прекрасна
Sweden Livet är underbart
Slovenia Zivljenje je lepo
Slovakia Zivot je krásny
Turkey (Turkish title) Hayat Güzeldir
USA Life Is Beautiful
World-wide (English title) Life Is Beautiful
Lithuania Gyvenimas yra grazus
Canada (English title) Life Is Beautiful
South Korea (alternative transliteration) Insaengeun areumdawo
Ukraine Життя прекрасне
Spain (Catalan title) La vida és bella