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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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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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Drama

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Italian censorship visa # 74514 delivered on 19 December 1979. See more »

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A Classic 70's Itallian Thriller!!
7 June 2006 | by retrogamesSee all my reviews

I can't believe how overlooked this movie is, it's one of the best of the Itallian 'Poliziotti' crime thrillers of the 70's. Starring the always fantastic Giancarlo Giannini and the absolutely gorgeous Ornella Muti it ranks alongside the likes of 'High Crime (1973)'.

OVERVIEW - Wrongly accused of conspiracy against the state, a man is arrested, imprisoned and separated from his lover, beaten by the authorities for failure to collaborate, and threatened by the resistance, who believe him to be a government spy.

This movie is probably so overlooked due to the fact it's so hard to find, but there is a very rare DVD release in the UK under the title 'Betrayed' I would recommend fans of this type of movie to hunt it out...10/10


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Country:

Soviet Union | Italy

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

21 December 1979 (Italy) See more »

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