The realism of the movie is not its strong point, but then again it is not supposed to be; this helps in bringing the audiences to a state of mind away from reality, focusing on the feelings generated by forgetting about all external events and developments of the war. The film tracks their journey through the different seasons, festivals, romances, street cricket, colony fights, and family gatherings. This portrayed the nazi 'state of mind' if ever such an expression existed as a sick mentally disturbed state. Thank you for reading this and I hope you enjoyed or will enjoy the movie as much as I did. It provided me with something that everyone in one or another shape or form needs -- Hope. Life is Beautiful is a story about new beginnings. After watching it, I found that it has less to do with the Holocaust and more to do with the human feelings and the beautiful relationship of a father and his son.
They have no idea what a beautifully acted and directed film this is, and they'll never know what an amazing experience they are missing. Life is really beautiful as you watch Guido's relentless efforts to make a lovely exciting experience of the concentration camp to his son. No such piece of art has ever before combined laughter and tears of sadness in me before and that is the miracle of the movie. It is a celebration of life and its smaller joys. This is one of those movies that have a lasting effect on you. 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.
I proudly cast my vote of 10. This is one of the best films that I have ever seen. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. It manages to be so encompassing that you hardly notice the subtitles are even there. . Life Is Beautiful 1997 Life Is Beautiful: In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city.
I feel sorry for people who refuse to watch a movie like Life Is Beautiful just because it is a foreign film. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank. The holocaust provides the ultimate context, that brings and highlights the story and adds yet another deep dimension to the movie. With the beginning of responsibilities, and adulthood looming around the corner, their dreams and aspirations bring them all together, to make the whole experience magical. Synopsis 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. The movie showed the cruelty of life and yet managed to shed some light and insight into the beauty of love and life in general. One can go on forever describing the creativity of this movie, but one will not be able to capture all its beauty in writing.
I can see how some people might not experience the same kind of uplift or joy that most of us lived through when seeing the movie. I find it sad that so many people are so narrow-minded that they will not watch a movie that is black and white or, in this case, is subtitled. You get exhausted just watching him going through his painful day and yet you smile as he speaks to his son and makes him laugh. I urge anyone who has not seen La Vita è bella to go out there and watch it. If we all take with us just little bit of that hope and love that this movie is trying to convey; this world would be a much better place. Life Is Beautiful manages to walk the extremely thin line between humor, fantasy, and tragedy.
Despite that, the movie does not fail to point out an element of the nazi psychology demonstrated by the doctor who was obsessed with riddles. Sure, the film is clearly comedic, but nevertheless it manages to very effectively communicate the tremendous losses suffered in the Nazi concentration camps and has scenes at least as intense as any scene in Schindler's List. I must concur with my fellow proponents of the movie -- it was a great and very satisfying movie. . . . .
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