Set in the beautiful city of Arezzo, Tuscany, in the 1930s, Guido (Roberto Benigni), a Jewish librarian, lives a carefree and happy existence.
Setting his sights on courting a lovely women, he eventually marries her and together they have a beautiful son.
Their life together is like a fairy-tale until the occupation of Italy by the Nazis and they are sent to a concentration camp. In an attempt to help his son survive the dangers of the camp, Guido imagines that the holocaust is a game.
Using his humour and wit Guido navigates the horrors, pretending that the prize winner will receive a tank.
This film received an Academy Award for best Foreign Language film and will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.
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