When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. Life Is Beautiful is a 1997 Italian-language Comedy Drama movie featuring Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Marisa Paredes and Davide Borella. Melampo Cinematografica was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Gianluigi Braschi and Elda Ferri. Life Is Beautiful is written by Vincenzo Cerami and Roberto Benigni and it is directed by Roberto Benigni. Cecchi Gori Group acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. The movie has a running time of 116 minutes. Life Is Beautiful was made on a budget of ₹2 crore and at the box office it grossed only ₹6 lakh. Cinematography was done by Tonino Delli Colli and editing by Simona Paggi. The music was composed by Nicola Piovani. At the 1999 Oscar Awards It won 3 awards including: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Roberto Benigni), Best Music, Original Dramatic Score and Best Foreign Language Film.