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Italian (English subtitles)
The tragic-comic story of Guido, a life-loving Italian Jew who arrives in a small Tuscan town and sets up a bookshop - then woos and eventually marries a local beauty. The couple soon have a son, but their idyllic life is shattered with the onset of World War II. The family are imprisoned in a concentration camp, but Guido determines to shield his son from the horrors of their situation by convincing the boy that everything is an elaborate game that they must play to win a tank. The film won three Oscars, including best actor for star, writer and director Roberto Benigni, whose brilliant performance lies at the heart of this film's success.
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