Holocaust consultant Marcello Pezzetti, left, on the set of “Life is Beautiful” with director Roberto Benigni and Holocaust survivor Shlomo Venezia, who visited Auschwitz with Pezzetti 57 times. Courtesy of Marcello Pezzetti

How a Jewish Historian Helped Benigni Fend Off Holocaust Denial Charges in ‘Life Is Beautiful'

Twenty years after the film’s U.S. release, Marcello Pezzetti recounts how he convinced the Italian filmmaker to make the ending darker and says he thinks Italians still have a lot to learn from the movie

In October 1998, Italian filmmaker Roberto Benigni’s “Life is Beautiful” was released in the United States. It was a runaway success at both the box office and end-of-year awards ceremonies, winning three...

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