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Life Is Beautiful (1979)

La vita è bella (original title)
Antonio is a retired aviator from the Portuguese colonial wars. He falls in love with a member of the resistance against the dictatorship of Antonio d'Oliveira Salazar. He is arrested and ... See full summary »

Director:

Grigoriy Chukhray

Writers:

Augusto Caminito (revisions to original story), Grigoriy Chukhray (revisions to original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Giancarlo Giannini ... Antonio Murillo
Ornella Muti ... Maria
Otar Koberidze ... Alvarado
Regimantas Adomaitis ... Perez
Juozas Budraitis ... Gomes
Enzo Fiermonte ... Zhozo
Stefano Madia ... Pako
Evgeniy Lebedev ... Rostao (as Yevgeni Lebedev)
Stanislav Chekan
Feliks Yavorsky ... Pastor
Nikolai Dupak ... Komissar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrei Daniluk Andrei Daniluk
Irina Ditts Irina Ditts ... Waitress
Vladimir Druzhnikov ... (voice)
Valentin Kulik ... Prisoner
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Storyline

Antonio is a retired aviator from the Portuguese colonial wars. He falls in love with a member of the resistance against the dictatorship of Antonio d'Oliveira Salazar. He is arrested and escapes with his love. The code word among the resisters is: 'Life is Beautiful.' Written by X

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Country:

Soviet Union | Italy

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

21 December 1979 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

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Political Movie in Portugal
16 January 2011 | by alvoltaSee all my reviews

When I red the review I can't believe my eyes! I suppose that you watched the Russian version of the movie. I have an Italian copy of it, and the plot is about an ex Portuguese pilot on the war of Angola who is involved with Portugal freedom action before revolution in 1975 because of the love of a girl. I love the music of Maestro Trovajoli, and in the movie you can listen from a radio the music that Trovajoli wrote for another movie concerning Angola "Riusciranno i Nostri Eroi..." Despite the cast and the director the movie did not have success and this is the reason why disappeared, I was lucky to record a good copy from the Italian television. That's it, very far from Italian police thriller movie!!


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