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Life Is Beautiful is a fictionalized movie that takes place in Italyduring the 1930s and tells a story of a Jewish family and their comedicchallenges with starting a family and dealing with the holocaust Thisis a very controversial film and displays numerous themes and meaningsThe main theme that I noticed was this cliche of love conquers all Ifound it hard to buy into and seemed always overshadowed by the commonknowledge of the actual wretchedness of the Nazis attempt at genocide Basically a goofy Jewish man named Guido finally gets a job as a serverat his uncles hotel Guido really wants to open a book store but earlyon a series of calamities keeps him from doing that Guido meets abeautiful woman named Dora and he keeps running into her at the mostunusual times Guido falls in love with her and has a silly banter oflovely courtship with Dora Despite Doras flattery and becominginterest in Guido she is already engaged to a prominent member of thelocal fascist governmentThrough a chain of comic misfortunes Guido is persistent and finallywins Doras hand in marriage Guido and Dora have a son and finallyopen their book store only to be shuffled of by the Nazis to aconcentration camp Guido hides the realness of the concentration campto their son Giosue and tricks him into thinking its all a game and ifhe tries hard he will win a real army tank at the end This iscommunicated through many clowning events in the concentration campGuido succeeds to hide the real truth about the camp from the GiosueGuido does not survive but the boy and mother do Through love the Nazisare destroyed by the Americans The American tanks cruse into the campand delighted Giosue thinking he won the game gets to ride on the leadtank During his tank ride Gisoue sees his mother again and they areonce again reunited proving that once and for ever
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