October 23, 1998
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Young Italian Jew Guido is bursting with vivacious energy, and he uses that to his advantage when courting the lovely Dora. His antics are entertaining and sweet, and he wins her heart and seems set to have an idyllic life. However, the Nazis begin to encroach upon their world, and Guido and their son Joshua become separate from Dora. Desperate to survive and to keep his family together, Guido formulates a bold plan to make it through life in the concentration camp. Even though life in the camp is terrible, he convinces Joshua that it is all a game they must play, and the prize is an army tank. This keeps Joshua calm, and the obedient boy happily follows the rules his father sets down.