La vita è bella
La vita è bella (Life is Beautiful) is an Italian film made in 1997 with a great positive message to everyone. This film presents the positive and humorous attitude that Guido (the main character) always had and transmitted to his son, Giosue, despite the situation that existed during the Nazi period and the atrocities committed against the Jews in the Holocaust.
In this film, especially, emphasizes kindness, faith and hope (that at no time is lost), also, the good humor with which the protagonist tries to rescue the aftermath, which could be a cause of the World War II, to his son. I think that's the main message in this wonderful film, the message that no matter, wherever we are or the situation we find, perhaps we cannot physically change, but we can change it depending the way see it and feel, depending on the point of view we want. This movie certainly teaches that positivism and faith will always move us forward in any situation. Despite the fact that he lived during World War II, the film is presented as a drama or tragicomedy, that shows that having a positive attitude and pass it on to those around us, can completely change our approach and how to deal with problems. This means to see the positive side of what seems to have only negative elements.
Guido, the main character, lives in the pre- fascist Italy and is presented as a good person or an innocent man with a dream: owning their own bookstore. One day he meets Dora, a young teacher and falls in love. After, Guido and Dora get married; have a son and plan to mount the bookstore. However, problems soon appear and the whole family is recruited to a concentration camp where they suffer, separately, the war. Guido, at the moment of arriving the concentration camp, creates a story of a game and tells his son that the person who earns thousand points will be the winner of a real tank, but they have to work and not cry for anything. The child lives with the discrimination against Jews but...