Directed and portrayed by Italian cinematic maestro—Roberto Benigni
“In life, it doesn’t matter what obstacle you run into, be optimistic, and make it a crazy game! Only the ones who believe life is beautiful becomes the winner in the end.
If you’re fed up with the ‘emptiness’ of Hollywood, then you should prepare a spare evening to enjoy this movie. The deep thoughts brewing in the air after you finish watching the movie… and that each time you re-watch it, the magic is still there…
In this film, Roberto Benigni adopted black humor to map out the historical backdrop of racial discrimination, which became the hurdles for love and family relationship. In the concentration camp full of blood and despair, everything could turn into a positive and rewarding ‘game’. The tank exchanges for a bloody outcome. In the film, we could find different perspectives of thinking which is why this film is still relevant and fascinating!”
Director: Roberto Benigni (directed and portrayed)
The story took place in Italy during second World War. Guido (played by Benigni) came to a little town in Tuscany to pursue his ideal and love. He fell in love with the elementary teacher, Dora here and had a little boy together. Guido also opened a bookshop he dreamed of owning.
Good times doesn’t last long, under the rule of Fascism, Guido, a Jewish decedent, and his family were forced to lock in concentration camp. In this cruel camp, he managed to make it a ‘game’ out of it to let his song keep his happiness and innocence of childhood…
——Extract from www.books.com.tw