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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2017
UPC: 0031398267775
Original Release: 1997
Rating: PG-13
Source: Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 9,213

Special Features

"Making Life Beautiful" featurette; Academy Award TV commercials; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roberto Benigni Guido
Nicoletta Braschi Dora
Giustino Durano Uncle
Sergio Bustric Ferruccio
Marisa Paredes Dora's Mother
Horst Buchholz Dr. Lessing
Lydia Alfonsi Guicciardini
Giuliana Lojodice Headmistress
Giorgio Cantarini Giosue

Technical Credits
Roberto Benigni Director,Screenwriter
Gianni Arduini Asst. Director
Gianluigi Braschi Producer
Vincenzo Cerami Screenwriter
Tonino Delli Colli Cinematographer
Mario Cotone Executive Producer
Danilo Donati Art Director,Costumes/Costume Designer
Elda Ferri Producer
Tullio Morganti Sound/Sound Designer
Simona Paggi Editor
Nicola Piovani Score Composer
Shaila Rubin Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Life Is Beautiful
1. Program Start
2. "Good Morning, Princess!"
3. "We're In The City!"
4. A Great Escape
5. The New Waiter
6. "Schopenhauer Willpower"
7. "When I Suddenly Appear"
8. "A Light Meal"
9. "The Superior Race"
10. "Turn Around"
11. Stealing The Princess
12. Signs From Heaven
13. The Jewish Horse
14. A Wedding Announcement
15. Two Become Three
16. Grandma
17. The Birthday Party
18. "Where Are We Going?"
19. First Prize
20. Learning The Rules
21. The First Day
22. The Showers
23. The Doctor
24. "Buttons & Soap"
25. "For Life"
26. "The Journey That Had To Be"
27. End Credits

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Life Is Beautiful 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie took my breath away. I have no other words to describe it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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...
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not a sappy person and do not usually cry during movies. In fact, up until I saw this movie there was only one movie that could make me cry. This movie touched me so much! It's funny but inspiring and it shows the great lengths we go to to protect others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a very good movie, it reflects exactly what the jewish people suffered in that horrible WW II...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie! I saw this in my Theology class and at first, I was a little wary with this subject after viewing Scheindler's List, but after the end of this movie, I fell in love with it. I love it! Love it, love it, LOVE IT! I highly recommend this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Encouraging, How to look into Positive aspects of Life..Worth a Watch whenever morale is down :))
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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)