La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow) (2006)
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Critic Reviews for La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow)
Roberto Benigni here plays out a madcap tale of romantic obsession against the backdrop of the Iraq invasion. The results are neither profound nor funny.
This film, one of the worst of 2006, almost has to be seen to be believed -- a comedy about a man who goes to Iraq, and, amid a string of comic misadventures, tries to save the life of his love, who has been gravely wounded in a bombing.
Like Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow incongruously offers sharp laughs and touches of tenderness amid moments of drama and danger.
The only award Benigni's misconceived and unfunny The Tiger and the Snow could possibly win is for Worst Movie of 2006.
Perhaps a greater passage of time was needed to provide a more effective historical perspective, but Tiger has a bigger problem with a dramatic structure that sags conspicuously in the middle, never to completely correct itself.
Audience Reviews for La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow)
Roberto Benigni repeats the same formula of his bittersweet masterpiece La Vita é Bella to an exasperating degree, which makes this film appear quite unoriginal and unnecessary, but even so it is funny, touching and has a beautiful ending.
[font=Century Gothic]In "The Tiger and the Snow," Attilio(Roberto Benigni, who also co-wrote and directed) is an absentminded poet and divorced father of two girls. He has been having dreams where he is marrying Vittoria(Who else but Nicoletta Braschi?) while he is wearing boxer shorts.(The dreams are so cool that Tom Waits is performing in them. But then Waits and Benigni were in "Down by Law" together...) He follows her around everywhere from city to city but now she is accompanying her employer, Fuad(Jean Reno), a renowned poet, back to his native Baghdad following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003.[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"The Tiger and the Snow" is a charming movie about dreams, not only those of Attilio and his dream girl(his semi-disturbing behavior gets partially explained away late in the movie) but also Fuad's dreams of what Iraq will be like after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Those dreams are quickly dashed by widespread looting and a lack of medical equipment there. Despite Benigni's manic persona being on full display, this is not a comedy, nor he is making light of the tragic situation in Iraq. In fact, quite the opposite and by doing so, he reveals himself to be quite the humanist, even if his filmmaking skills may not be entirely up to the task.[/font]
Watching this movie makes you happy... it's like a drug! Roberto Benigni goes under your skin with his unbelievable actions and you can see the life in full colour! People who can not understand this movie should not write reviews... they are simply lost for art forever! Recommended for everyone who loves living!
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