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.
- Year: 1997
- Country: Italy
- Genre: Comedy, Drama
- Studio: Mario e Vittorio Cecchi Gori - C.E.I.A.D., Melampo Cinematografica
- Keyword: dying and death, bookshop, love of one's life, nazi, self sacrifice, loss of loved one, italy, riddle, mass murder, concentration camp, fascism, world war ii, deportation, jew persecution, story teller, riding a bicycle, national socialism, dark comedy, charade, concentration camp prisoner, romantic comedy, dark, war, nazi germany, oscar-nominated, holocaust
- Director: Roberto Benigni
- Cast: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Lidia Alfonsi