..are you out of good movies? well why don't you try something from '97!Ok,so this is italian,you may say,don't worry it is subtitled!
I first saw it in '97 at the cinema,and i have seen it a few times more,since then..
This is a comedy about the Holocaust. I think many of you can find that the concept of the Holocaust portrayed as a comedy to be offensive. Others may believe that it belittled the experiences of the Holocaust by inferring the horrors that could be ignored by the simple game. I, too, thought, how a comedy about the Holocaust could possibly be done well? It can,and this is proof!!!
What is it about?
In this WW II tragicomedy, famed Italian funnyman Roberto Benigni (The Monster) portrays Guido, who moves during the '30s from the country to a Tuscan town, where he 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 later, 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. He tells the boy that they are competing with others to win an armored tank -- so everything from food shortages to tattoos is explained as necessary for participation in the contest.
The movie has Ratings: 8.5/10 from 213,426 users on IMDB