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A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Wonderful fable plenty of amazing fantasy, lively comedy and sad tragedy See more (40 total) »


  (in credits order)

Roberto Benigni ... Attilio de Giovanni

Jean Reno ... Fuad

Nicoletta Braschi ... Vittoria

Tom Waits ... Himself

Emilia Fox ... Nancy Browning
Gianfranco Varetto ... Avvocato Scuotilancia

Giuseppe Battiston ... Ermanno
Lucia Poli ... Signora Serao
Chiara Pirri ... Emilia
Anna Pirri ... Rosa
Andrea Renzi ... Dottor Guazzelli
Abdelhafid Metalsi ... Dottore Salman
Amid Farid ... Al Giumeil
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohmed Hedi Bahri ... Firas scarpe
Franco Barbero
Mohamed Malek Bchatnia ... Ladro bazar
Steven Beckingham ... First Sergeant
Ahmed Ben Massoud ... Vecchio campo minato
David Birkin ... US Marine
Jorge Luis Borges ... Himself (archive footage)
Spartaco Calanchini
Simone Carella
Donato Castellaneta
Alexis Conran ... Private Roadblock
Francesca Cutolo ... Carla

Francesco De Vito ... Valeri
Wahjda Dridi ... Salwa
Stefania Frangipani ... Fiorala
Simone Gandolfo ... Poliziutte aeroporto
Ida Grieco ... Signora zebra
Derek Hagen ... Soldato americano
Enrico Ianniello ... Poliziotto aeroporto (as Enrico Iannello)
Enrico Innocenti Barduzzi ... Poliziotto aeroporto
Laarbi Kmiri ... Prisoniere

Jonah Lotan ... American Soldier
Feriel Madaoui ... Bambino
Susanna Marcomeni
Noah Lee Margetts ... Private Roadblock (as Noah Margetts)
Rosa Matteucci ... Presentatrice
Mark McKerracher ... American Officer
Franco Mescolini
Daniele Miglio ... Studente
Abdelkader Mokdad ... Pedrone Scarpe
Eugenio Montale ... Himself (archive footage)
Franco Moscon ... US Marine at the Checkpoint
Israel Oyelumade ... Soldier
Jeffery Gordon Pedersen ... Soldato americano
Jeff Peterson ... American Soldier
Javone Prince ... Soldato americano
Adel Rabah ... Abbas Scarpe

Martin Sherman ... Soldato americano
Peter Swander ... Trembling Soldier
Giuseppe Ungaretti ... Himself (archive footage)
Mariella Valentini
Marguerite Yourcenar ... Herself (archive footage)

Mehmet Ali Erbil ... Attilio de Giovanni (voice: Turkish version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Roberto Benigni 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Roberto Benigni 
Vincenzo Cerami 

Produced by
Gianluigi Braschi .... associate producer
Nicoletta Braschi .... producer
Elda Ferri .... executive producer
Ridha Turki .... executive producer: Tunisia
Original Music by
Nicola Piovani 
Cinematography by
Fabio Cianchetti 
Film Editing by
Massimo Fiocchi 
Casting by
Nathalie Cheron 
Production Design by
Maurizio Sabatini 
Art Direction by
Maurizio di Clemente 
Cosimo Gomez 
Set Decoration by
Livia Del Priore 
Costume Design by
Louise Stjernsward 
Makeup Department
Elena Gregorini .... hair stylist
Giorgio Gregorini .... hair department head
Fernanda Perez .... makeup artist
Marta Roggero .... makeup artist
Morag Ross .... makeup department head
Production Management
Federico Boldrini Parravicini .... production manager
Alessandro Calosci .... production manager
Valentino Lo Cascio .... assistant production manager
Mauro Maggioni .... unit manager
Giulia Maura .... post-production supervisor
Francesco Trifirò .... unit production manager
Monica Verzolini .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Castagna .... second assistant director
Giorgia Gambone .... second assistant director
Fabrizio Sergenti Castellani .... first assistant director
Alessio Spinelli .... second assistant director
Art Department
Lucia Barbato .... assistant art director
Lucia Barbato .... unit production designer
Giancarlo Derchie .... set designer
Bruno Falconi .... leadman
Paola Sforzini .... head painter
Sound Department
Federico Amodio .... sound editor
Daniela Bassani .... sound editor
Fabio D'Amico .... dialogue editor
Andrea Dallimonti .... boom operator
Filippo Ercolani .... sound assistant
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound
Andrea Lancia .... sound re-recording mixer
Davide Palmiotto .... ProTools operator
Davide Palmiotto .... sound assistant
Lorenzo Pontecorvi .... sound mixer assistant
Bruno Pupparo .... sound
Dave Tinsley .... adr consultant
Special Effects by
Elio Terribili .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Stefano Ballirano .... digital intermediate coordinator
Debora Bellintani .... visual effects producer
Paola Broggi .... administration: visual effects
Silvia Buttignon .... digital artist
Stefano Camberini .... digital intermediate editor
Tommaso Cassano .... system administrator
Roberto Clochiatti .... CG artist
Nicola Danese .... CG artist
Marina Di Patrizi .... film recorder operator
Gabriele Diaferia .... visual effects art director
Igor Fiorentini .... digital compositor
Simone Fontana .... digital mastering editor
Francesco Gasparotto .... digital compositor
Christian Gazzi .... film scanning
Giulia Lamacchia .... CG artist
Paolo Lato .... visual effects producer
Mauro Minazzato .... animator
Cristina Panizzuti .... visual effects producer
Emanuele Pavarotti .... animator
Pablo Mariano Picabea .... film recording
Pietro Ponti .... CG artist
Josè Sala .... digital compositor
Nicola Scarpinato .... 3D supervisor
Franco Valenziano .... visual effects supervisor
Paolo Verrucci .... digital intermediate colorist
Camera and Electrical Department
Luigi Andrei .... Steadicam operator
Luigi Andrei .... camera operator
Cristiano Biagioli .... grip
Fabio Capozzi .... electrician
Alessandro Cardelli .... electrician
Claudio Frollano .... gaffer
Gian Claudio Giacomini .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Alberto Grassi .... generator operator
Simone Lucchetti .... electrician
Marcostavros Maggi .... second assistant camera
Maura Morales Bergmann .... assistant camera
Cristiano Natalucci .... focus puller: "b" camera
Angelo Pace .... grip
Walter Pernazza .... central loader
Alessandro Picchi .... electrician
Riccardo Ricci .... grip
Giovanni Tancredi .... electrician
Marco Tani .... camera operator: "b" camera
Emiliano Topai .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Davide Zanetti .... camera loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandrine Douat .... wardrobe assistant
Aurelia Laurenti .... wardrobe assistant
Jane Law .... costumes: Ms. Braschi
Claudette Lilly .... costume supervisor
Abdelfattah Qzaibar .... costume assistant
Cristiana Ricceri .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Marina Di Patrizi .... film recording
Simone Fontana .... digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Kathleen Brennan .... composer: song "You Can Never Hold Back Spring"
Fabio Venturi .... score mixer
Aidan Zammit .... musician: keyboards, programming
Transportation Department
Spartaco Calanchini .... driver
Other crew
Simona Bellettini .... legal services
Christian Collovà .... legal counsel
Bruno Di Bartolomei .... production accountant
Maurizio Di Bartolomei .... assistant cashier
Dale Dye .... senior military advisor
Alessio Lazzareschi .... legal services
Marcello Mustilli .... legal services
Mirko Perini .... production cashier
Paola Rossi .... production coordinator
Mike Stokey .... military advisor
Sarah Tognazzi .... production staff
Matteo Vallecoccia .... production secretary
Ray Bradbury .... thanks
Paolo Conte .... thanks
Roberto D'Antonio .... thanks
Sara Driver .... thanks
Clint Eastwood .... thanks
Jim Jarmusch .... thanks
Antonio Morè .... thanks
Bart Walker .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"La tigre e la neve" - Italy (original title)
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114 min | USA:110 min
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Roberto Benigni named his character "Attilio" as a tribute to poet Attilio Bertolucci (1911-2000) father of famous directors Giuseppe and Bernardo Bertolucci.See more »
Vittoria:Oh my beloved all creation overflows with passion, and like a golden comet in the sky, from my mouth bursts forth this cry: I love you.
Vittoria:I want to make love to you now.
Attilio de Giovanni:That's the best line I ever heard in my life.
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful fable plenty of amazing fantasy, lively comedy and sad tragedy, 26 June 2008
Author: ma-cortes

This is a poignant and moving fable about a sacrifice to save the sweetheart's life. It's an unforgettable story that proves imagination, family and love conquer all. It concerns upon Attilio(Roberto Benigni, a magnificent rubber-faced funnyman), a professor of poetry in Italia, he raises a darling pair daughters. He's a madcap romantic man and women(Emilia Fox) wish him. But he falls in love with Vittoria (Benigni's real-life sweetie Nicoletta Braschi, also producer). Every day Attilio dreams of marrying her, under Tom Waits songs , dressed in underpants and T-shirt. Vittoria trips to Irak along with Faud(Jean Reno),when the second War Gulf spontaneously breaks out . She's injured and Attilio is determined to save his lover from dangers around them and encounter medical care. His effort sometimes is pure fantasy , though with ruse he pull off more impetus to keep his wounded lover and accomplishes feats no man could realistically execute.

This is a story about love, war and sacrifice, well starred and directed by Roberto Benigni who develops a fire-line between comedy and tragedy. Inventive gags and wacky humor are splendidly proceeded. Benigni tirelessly maintains the humorous ingenuity, even as the horror war escalate. Actor and director Benigni shapes simultaneously haunting and hilarious comedy out of the tragedy of Irak. The film displays an emotive musical score by Nicola Piovani, Oscar winner by 'Life is beautiful'. Colorful and glamorous cinematography by Fabio Cianchetti. The motion picture is marvellously directed by Benigni. He's a good comedies director (Monster, Johnny Toothpick, Little devil) with some flop(Pinoccio) and usual actor for Jim Jarmusch(Coffee and cigarettes, Night of Earth, Down by law). Rating¨: Better than average. Well worth seeing.

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