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La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow) (2006)



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A love-struck poet travels into the heart of wartime Iraq in hopes of rescuing the woman he loves in Academy award-winning director Roberto Benigni's affecting tale of love and devotion. A kind poet and father to his daughters, a respected lecturer and literary figure to his students, and a complete nuisance in the eyes of his beloved Vittoria (Nicoletta Braschi), Attilio (Benigni) finds his life suddenly turned upside down when he learns that the object of his undying affections has been critically injured in a Baghdad bombing. Now, despite the chaos sweeping through Iraq, Attilio vows to risk everything in order to travel into the heart of Baghdad and deliver the medicine that will awaken the woman of his dreams from a potentially eternal slumber. Jean Reno and Tom Waits co-star in this heartfelt, seriocomic romance, which pits the uplifting power of love against the destructive force of bombs. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Vincenzo Cerami
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On DVD: May 8, 2007
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Critic Reviews for La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow)

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (11)

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.

Full Review… | January 4, 2007
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review… | December 29, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
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Like Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow incongruously offers sharp laughs and touches of tenderness amid moments of drama and danger.

Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Associated Press
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The only award Benigni's misconceived and unfunny The Tiger and the Snow could possibly win is for Worst Movie of 2006.

December 29, 2006
New York Post
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Shameless, utterly predictable and grimly unfunny nonsense.

Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Los Angeles Times
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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.

December 29, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


[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]

Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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!

Panta Oz

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