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In the 1950s, a cultural backdrop of austerity and teenage rebellion created an appetite for the themes of adventure and romance prevalent in such books as Ian Fleming's James Bond series, Doctor Zhivago and The Cruel Sea. Narrated by Stephen Fry.


Stephen Fry.

Director Roberto Benigni's Oscar-winning Second World War comedy drama in which a father turns the horror of the Holocaust and the persecution of Italian Jews into a comic tale to shield his son from the reality of their predicament.

Starring Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi. In Italian with English subtitles.


Roberto Benigni
Nicoletta Braschi

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