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Life Is Beautiful Part of the Citadel Theatre Series
“This is my story. This is the sacrifice my father made. This was his gift to me.”
CITADEL THEATRE SERIES PRESENTS:
Benigni’s earnest charm offers the possibility of hope in the face of unflinching horror.
In this WW II tragicomedy, famed Italian funnyman Roberto Benigni (The Monster) portrays Guido, who is entranced by schoolteacher Dora (Nicoletta Braschi, Benigni’s real-life wife). Dora likes Guido, but she remains faithful to her pompous fiancé, so Guido has an uphill struggle. Meanwhile, anti-Semitic attitudes lead to attacks against Guido’s Jewish uncle (Giustino Durano). Leaping ahead to five years, during WW II, Guido and Dora are married and have a son Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). After they are imprisoned in a concentration camp, Guido goes to elaborate lengths to keep his son from understanding the truth of their situation.
Directed by Roberto Benigni
Starring Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi & Giorgio Cantarini
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