La Vita è Bella is a movie that makes me weep in laughter. The film tells the story of a witty, optimistic, romantic Jew Guido who met and fell in love with his wife Dora, then spent a difficult time with his family in the Nazi concentration camp. At first, the whole atmosphere of the film was humorous and funny. The meeting of Guido and Dora and the works of Guido seems reasonless and silly. But in the second half, I realized the value of the spirit. Under the background of such a great horror, Guido holds up a piece of pure world for his five years old son Joshua with his humorous and witty nature. At the same time, he also looking for the opportunity to say hello to his wife, still call her "princess." Although in this extremely dangerous period,
Like everyone else, I was deeply moved by the film's fatherly love and the optimism the hero had shown in his predicament. But what left me a deeper memory are some details in the movie. The first thing is about the Guido’s uncle. When the old man was facing the condition that the female solider had fallen, he showed his gentleman spirit up and try to help and ask, "Are you all right?" Although the final response he got was disdain and indifference. The other one what moved me was the understanding and the support from the people in the camp. To protect the naivete of Joshua, all of the person were willing to be the "accomplice", were willing to keep this white lie though there will no future at any moment. Isn’t this the dignity of this nation?
I had wondered what I would do if I were the father, how I would face this situation. I didn’t get a clear answer, but I know I will never do well like him. Because I don’t have such a pure faith like him that believe there will be one day everything will be good; I don’t have his patience that be able to create a romantic and beautiful world day by day without exhaustion.
Finally, I want to end with an interesting quote: "life is a comedy, a game of 1000 points. Do not cry, or the Jew will laugh at you.