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LA VITA E BELLA (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL)

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LA VITA E BELLA (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL)

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 116m 25s

BBFCInsight Passed 'PG' for holocaust theme and mild horror.

Director(s) Roberto Benigni

Cast includes Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giustino Durano, Giuliana Lojodice, Sergio Bini Bustric, Amerigo Fontani, Pietro De Silva, Francesco Guzzo, Raffaella Lebboroni, Giorgio Cantarini, Marisa Paredes, Horst Buchholz, Claudio Alfonsi, Gil Baroni, Massimo Bianchi, Jürgen Bohn, Verena Buratti, Robert Camero, Ennio Consalvi, Giancarlo Cosentino

Cut This work was passed uncut.

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

LA VITA E BELLA – LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL is an Italian drama about a Jewish father who tries to shield his young son from reality when they are sent to a Nazi internment camp.

Theme

The Holocaust theme is present throughout, with references to people being killed and a young Jewish boy asking his father if 'they make buttons and soap out of us and burn us in ovens'. However, the theme is handled sensitively.

Threat

There is a scene in which a character is confronted by a pile of skeletons in the fog and another in which women are seen sorting through bundles of clothes after their owners have been killed.

There is occasional use of very mild bad language and sex references.

Details

Title
LA VITA E BELLA (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL)
Year
1998
Distributor(s)
Buena Vista International UK
Classified date(s)
26/11/1998
Main language
Italian
Submitted run time
116m 25s
Approved footage
10477+5
BBFC reference
AFF155949
Registration number
CFJ01709

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