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



Critic Consensus: The Tiger and the Snow proves Roberto Benigni's antics are bizarrely ill-suited for a film seeking to strike the unwieldy balance between romance, comedy, and wartime drama.

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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, Rovi

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Roberto Benigni
as Attilio De Giovanni
Tom Waits
as Himself
Emilia Fox
as Nancy Browning
Gianfranco Varetto
as Avvocato Scuotilancia
Lucia Poli
as Signora Serao
Andrea Renzi
as Dottor Guazzelli
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Critic Reviews for La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow)

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

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.

December 29, 2006 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

Like Life Is Beautiful, The Tiger and the Snow incongruously offers sharp laughs and touches of tenderness amid moments of drama and danger.

December 29, 2006 | Rating: B+

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 | Rating: 0/4

Shameless, utterly predictable and grimly unfunny nonsense.

December 29, 2006 | Full Review…

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

Roberto Benigni's film is a scorching affront to Italians, Iraqis and the intelligence of movie audiences everywhere.

December 29, 2006 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow)


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.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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
Panta Oz

Super Reviewer

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.

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Daisy Maduro

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