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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.
Shameless, utterly predictable and grimly unfunny nonsense.
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.
Unlike the pre-TV world of concentration camps seen in Life is Beautiful, the Iraq war is something we are all directly familiar with.
As a writer and director, Benigni's off-the-wall originality is striking--but sometimes he goes too far.
Chaplinesque Italian comedian Benigni's valentine to love is an anti-war film without political bite but full of winsome charm.
Benigni can't even be bothered to get the chronology or the details of the American occupation right, and his keen visual sense isn't enough to save him: Benigni's artfully composed images are as empty as his political convictions.
He certainly never shuts up, and he never stops joking; he's a neurotic narcissist to whom a war and a country's misery mean little except how they affect him personally.
It's mostly Benigni jumping around and waving his hands like he always does.When the occasional sobering tragedy strikes, it has little impact because the groundwork for it has not been properly prepared.
Roberto Benigni repeats the same formula of his bittersweet masterpiece Life Is Beautiful 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.
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!
La tigre e la neve was a movie with a mix of drama and comedy. This made the story became very interesting and enjoyable. And off course Benigni, who was so funny sometimes. It had a simple plot although, a man discovers that the woman he loves was badly injured in a hospital in Baghdad. He traveled to Iraq in order to help her. This movie had a good script, music, (Tom Waits performance ) and a great message of hope in the end. I recommended this movie for people looking for a romantic story with brilliant 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]
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