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i_PP
remember_VB
hearing_NN
about_IN
this_DT
film_NN
when_CS
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first_OD
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at_IN
cannes_NNS
over_IN
a_DT
year_NN
ago_RB
,_,
picking_VBG
up_RP
the_DT
grand_JJ
jury_NN
prize_NN
at_IN
the_DT
festival_NN
._.
'holocaust_NP
comedy_NN
receives_VBZ
standing_NN
ovation_NP
'_"
,_,
the_DT
headlines_NNS
read_VB
._.
intrigued_VBN
by_IN
this_DT
statement_NN
,_,
i_PP
looked_VBD
up_RP
information_NN
on_IN
the_DT
film_NN
and_CC
found_VBD
that_CS
,_,
sure_JJ
enough_RB
,_,
life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
is_BEZ
in_IN
fact_NN
a_DT
comedy_NN
about_IN
the_DT
greatest_JJS
atrocity_NN
of_IN
the_DT
last_OD
thousand_NN
years_NNS
._.
even_RB
though_CS
the_DT
movie_NN
was_BEDZ
extremely_RB
well-received_JJ
by_IN
critics_NNS
and_CC
public_JJ
alike_JJ
,_,
i_PP
couldn't_MD
help_VB
but_CC
be_BE
disgusted_JJ
at_IN
this_DT
notion_NN
;_;
human_JJ
tragedy_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
something_PN
i_PP
feel_VB
should_MD
be_BE
celebrated_VBN
._.
only_RB
now_RB
do_DO
i_PP
see_VB
the_DT
error_NN
of_IN
my_PP$
ways_NNS
._.
after_IN
finally_RB
viewing_NN
the_DT
film_NN
for_IN
myself_PPX
after_IN
avoiding_VBG
it_PP
for_IN
some_DT
time_NN
,_,
it_PP
became_VBD
clear_JJ
that_CS
it_PP
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
headlines_NNS
proclaimed_VBN
,_,
a_DT
"_"
holocaust_NP
comedy_NN
"_"
;_;
on_IN
the_DT
contrary_NN
,_,
life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
even_RB
really_RB
depict_VB
the_DT
graphic_JJ
events_NNS
that_CS
took_VBD
place_NN
in_IN
nazi_JJ
deathcamps_NNS
._.
rather_RB
,_,
it_PP
focuses_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
relationship_NN
between_IN
a_DT
father_NN
and_CC
his_PP$
son_NN
,_,
who_WP
he_PP
is_BEZ
trying_VBG
desperately_RB
to_IN
shield_NN
from_IN
the_DT
horrors_NNS
of_IN
their_PP$
situation_NN
._.
roberto_NP
benigni_???
(_(
who_NP
also_RB
wrote_VBD
and_CC
directed_VBN
the_DT
movie_NN
)_)
stars_NNS
as_IN
guido_NN
orefice_NN
,_,
a_DT
chaplin-inspired_JJ
clown_NN
and_CC
all_PDT
round_IN
jolly_JJ
guy_NN
who_WP
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
film_NN
opens_VBZ
,_,
is_BEZ
vying_VBG
for_IN
the_DT
affections_NNS
of_IN
an_DT
attractive_JJ
school_NN
teacher_NN
(_(
nicoletta_NP
braschi_NP
,_,
benigni_???
real_JJ
life_NN
spouse_NN
)_)
._.
through_IN
the_DT
course_NN
of_IN
the_DT
first_OD
hour_NN
or_CC
so_RB
,_,
we_PP
see_VB
guido_NN
striving_NN
to_IN
get_VB
the_DT
attention_NN
of_IN
this_DT
"_"
beautiful_JJ
princess_NN
"_"
,_,
as_CS
he_PP
calls_VBZ
her_PP$
._.
employing_JJ
the_DT
magic_NN
of_IN
laughter_NN
,_,
the_DT
italian_JJ
comedian_JJ
wins_NNS
her_PP
heart_NN
and_CC
together_RB
,_,
they_PP
raise_VB
a_DT
young_JJ
boy_NN
named_VBN
giosue_NN
(_(
child_NN
actor_NN
giorgio_???
cantarini_NP
)_)
._.
life_NN
treats_VBZ
them_PP
well_RB
until_CS
hitler_NP
's_POS
minions_NNS
rise_NN
to_IN
power_NN
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
family_NN
is_BEZ
whisked_VBN
away_RB
to_IN
a_DT
german_JJ
camp_NN
,_,
where_CS
guido_NP
becomes_VBZ
convinced_JJ
that_CS
he_PP
must_MD
upholds_NP
his_PP$
son_NN
's_POS
innocence_NN
no_DT
matter_NN
what_WDT
the_DT
sacrifice_NN
._.
granted_VBN
,_,
it_PP
contains_VBZ
some_DT
uproariously_RB
funny_JJ
moments_NNS
both_RB
in_IN
and_CC
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
concentration_NN
camp_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
does_DOZ
not_XNOT
pull_VB
a_DT
"_"
hogan_NN
's_POS
heros_NNS
"_"
and_CC
make_VB
light_NN
of_IN
the_DT
slaughtering_VBG
of_IN
some_DT
six_CD
million_NN
innocent_JJ
jews_NNS
._.
somehow_RB
,_,
it_PP
achieves_VBZ
hilarity_NN
without_IN
disrespecting_VBG
it_PP
's_BEZ
gravely_RB
serious_JJ
subject_NN
._.
so_RB
,_,
we've_???
established_JJ
that_CS
life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
a_DT
"_"
holocaust_NP
comedy_NN
"_"
._.
but_CC
,_,
there_RB
is_BEZ
another_DT
complete_JJ
misrepresentation_NN
of_IN
this_DT
material_NN
that_CS
really_RB
disturbs_NNS
me_PP
._.
the_DT
film_NN
,_,
despite_IN
critic_NN
's_POS
declarations_NNS
of_IN
it_PP
being_BEG
a_DT
"_"
triumph_NN
of_IN
the_DT
human_JJ
spirit_NN
"_"
,_,
is_BEZ
no_DT
such_DT
thing_NN
;_;
not_XNOT
in_IN
my_PP$
eyes_NNS
,_,
anyway_RB
._.
some_DT
have_HV
called_VBN
the_DT
story_NN
an_DT
"_"
affirmation_NN
of_IN
the_DT
beauty_NN
of_IN
life_NN
"_"
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
say_VB
it_PP
is_BEZ
a_DT
very_RB
dark_JJ
and_CC
bleak_JJ
statement_NN
about_IN
man_NN
's_POS
capability_NN
of_IN
denial_NN
masquerading_VBG
as_IN
an_DT
endearing_JJ
comedy_NN
._.
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
ending_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
recognized_VBN
as_IN
the_DT
most_DT
entirely_RB
uplifting_JJ
moment_NN
of_IN
any_DT
film_NN
released_VBN
recently_RB
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
found_VBD
it_PP
to_IN
be_BE
truly_RB
discerning_JJ
and_CC
upsetting_JJ
._.
essentially_RB
,_,
life_NN
is_BEZ
beautiful_JJ
is_BEZ
quite_RB
possibly_RB
the_DT
greatest_JJS
hoax_???
in_CD
the_DT
history_NN
of_IN
film_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
i_PP
am_BEM
not_XNOT
denying_VBG
the_DT
movie_NN
's_POS
greatness_NN
._.
believe_VB
me_PP
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
fantastic_JJ
._.
i'm_???
just_RB
saying_NN
that_CS
i_PP
think_VB
benigni_???
did_DOD
something_PN
different_JJ
than_CS
what_WDT
most_DT
people_NN
are_BER
interpreting_VBG
it_PP
as_IN
._.
but_CC
perhaps_RB
i'm_???
reading_NN
more_DT
into_IN
the_DT
movie_NN
than_CS
is_BEZ
really_RB
there_RB
._.
maybe_RB
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
brilliance_NN
relies_VBZ
on_IN
the_DT
idea_NN
that_CS
the_DT
viewer_NN
can_MD
interpret_VB
the_DT
meaning_NN
of_IN
it_PP
in_IN
any_DT
way_NN
they_PP
see_VB
fit_JJ
._.
in_IN
fact_NN
,_,
maybe_RB
roberto_NP
benigni_???
has_HVZ
made_VBD
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
is_BEZ
the_DT
sole_JJ
argument_NN
for_IN
the_DT
old_JJ
saying_VBG
that_DT
you_PP
get_VB
out_RP
of_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
exactly_RB
what_WDT
you_PP
put_VB
into_IN
it_PP
._.
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