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Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

Lazzaro felice (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 30 November 2018 (USA)
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An unceasingly kind Italian peasant and his family are blatantly exploited by a tobacco baroness.

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Alice Rohrwacher
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Cast

Credited cast:
Adriano Tardiolo Adriano Tardiolo ... Lazzaro
Agnese Graziani Agnese Graziani ... Antonia bambina
Luca Chikovani Luca Chikovani ... Tancredi bambino
Alba Rohrwacher ... Antonia
Sergi López ... Ultimo
Natalino Balasso Natalino Balasso ... Nicola
Tommaso Ragno Tommaso Ragno ... Tancredi adulto
Nicoletta Braschi ... Marchesa Alfonsina De Luna
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daria Pascal Attolini ... Maria Grazia adulta
Maddalena Baiocco Maddalena Baiocco ... Stefania bambina
Giulia Caccavello Giulia Caccavello ... Teresa giovane
Annunziata Capretto Annunziata Capretto ... Natalina anziana
Davide Denci ... Appuntato
Alessandro Genovesi Alessandro Genovesi ... Maresciallo
Carlo Massimino Carlo Massimino ... Pippo
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Storyline

This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their isolated pastoral village Inviolata is dominated by the terrible Marchesa Alfonsina de Luna, the queen of cigarettes. A loyal bond is sealed when Tancredi asks Lazzaro to help him orchestrate his own kidnapping. This strange and improbable alliance is a revelation for Lazzaro. A friendship so precious that it will travel in time and transport Lazzaro in search of Tancredi. His first time in the big city, Lazzaro is like a fragment of the past lost in the modern world.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Tempesta [Italy]

Country:

Italy | Switzerland | France | Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

30 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy as Lazzaro See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€135,152 (Italy), 3 June 2018, Limited Release
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

With Lazzaro Felice, Alice Rohrwacher wanted to use the adventures of Lazzaro to tell the tragedy that has devastated her country, namely the passage from a material Middle Ages to a human Middle Ages: the end of rural civilization, the migration to city boundaries of thousands of people who knew nothing of modernity, their giving up of little to have even less. See more »

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Dreams (Will Come Alive)
Written by Bobby Boer, Dancability and D-Rock
Performed by 2 Brothers On The 4 Floor
Courtesy of Lowland Records
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Mesmerizing and original
3 December 2018 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

This was not at all what I expected, and I say that as huge praise. For a film to be able to surprise the way this does is a real achievement.


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