Life Is Beautiful. Class-5 Unit-20
Bravery is an ubiquitous theme throughout Life is Beautiful. The pressures of anti-Semitism, cruelty, and prejudice affect everyone in the film, and each character's reaction to these pressures is highly indicative of his or her personal beliefs and proclivities.
As part of his defense Benigni has declared that Life is Beautiful is not a film about the Holocaust, it is a "fable" about a father's love and his attempt to protect his child's innocence (and one presumes, his life).