26 August 2010

La Vita è Bella (1997)


What kind of place is this? It's beautiful: Pigeons fly, women fall from the sky! I'm moving here!
So basically: In Italy, during Hitler's reign, a humorous book keeper, Guido, and his family, a wife and son, are put into a concentration camp for being Jewish. In order to keep his son safe and happy, he pretends the camp is a game. The grand prize is a real life tank and you need one thousands points to win.

I cried many times during this movie and I don't think any of them were the actual sad parts. The film just overwhelms you with this feeling, making you cry. Which is not a bad thing, because you come out of this movie with a good outlook. I didn't think it was possible to make a film about concentration camps this charming; Roberto Benigni has the perfect blend of humour, light-heartedness, and serious subject matter.

This movie should totally be higher on the list and I think everyone should see it.

Ziggi seal of approval!


  1. YEY! you liked this movie! I actually have a shirt from Florence that says on it " Buongiorno Principessa"
    We watched this in two different classes at school two years ago around Christmas
    Awesome Conversation
    Kara: Brittany- are you crying?
    Brittany: Shut up- no I'm not *sobs*

  2. Awww, *steals shirt* :D
    I'm jealous. I never got to see this in class :<