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Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13
116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Writers
Vincenzo Cerami (story and screenplay by) | Roberto Benigni (story and screenplay by)
Producers
Composer
Nicola Piovani (music by)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Production Designer
Danilo Donati (production design)
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Top 5000
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Box Office
Budget
$20,000,000
Opening weekend
$118,920
Gross (US & Canada)
$57,563,264
Gross (World)
$230,098,753
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Release date
Feb 12, 1999 (United States)

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8.6 / 10 | 564,181 votes