Life Is Beautiful poster

Life Is Beautiful 1997

La vita è bella

About Life Is Beautiful

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Life Is Beautiful Cast

Life Is Beautiful Crew


Roberto BenigniDirector
Gianni ArduiniAssistant director


Gianluigi BraschiProducer
John DavisProducer
Elda FerriProducer
Tullio LulloProduction manager
Mario CotoneLine producer
Shaila RubinCasting
Agnès MentreExecutive producer
Attilio VitiProduction manager
Savannah HaskeCasting associate


Roberto BenigniScreenplay
Vincenzo CeramiScreenplay


Tonino Delli ColliDirector of photography


Simona PaggiEditor
Pasquale CuzzupoliColor timer
Benni AtriaAssistant editor


Nicola PiovaniOriginal music composer
David H. KramerAdr & dubbing
Nicola PiovaniOrchestrator


Danilo DonatiProduction design
Danilo DonatiArt direction

Costume & make-up

Danilo DonatiCostume design


Giovanni CorridoriSpecial effects
Kenneth CassarSpecial effects