YMMV / Life Is Beautiful


  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In one of the iconic scenes of the film, Guido "translates" the orders yelled by a nazi into completely unrelated things invented on the spot, to make his son believe that the camp is actually a game. Looks like Roberto Benigni was the precursos of a popular meme, in which the words of another german guy are traslated into something completely different.
  • Inferred Holocaust: The movie conveniently ends before the boy inevitably finds out that his father is dead. It is probably for this reason that voice-overs of the boy as an adult were later added to the movie.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The pile of emaciated bodies Guido and Giosuè come across after the dinner party. It towers over the two like a mountain, and fortunately Giosuè is asleep and is spared from the sight, but it clearly shakes Guido to his core.

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