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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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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief violence | See all certifications »
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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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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Adriano Tardiolo (Lazzaro) was scouted in a public high school in Orvieto, closing a search that involved more than a thousand other boys of the same age. Adriano had never done any acting before, but he was convinced to accept the role after getting to know Alice Rohrwacher. See more »

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Casta Diva
Aria taken from the opera "Norma" (1831)
Composed by Vincenzo Bellini
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Homo Homini Lupus?
17 July 2018 | by ognjen-janicSee all my reviews

Tender, poetic, philosophical, allegorical tale of control and exploitation and funnily enough the picture of the absurd yet the-truest-that-I've-ever-seen state of contentment. The sheer atrocities of manipulation and shameless discrimination of the fellow earthlings is heart-wrenching and tough to watch yet the poetic whiff that imbues it draws an overwhelming feeling of self-realization and utter admiration and gratitude towards the author of this Film-classic that questions the destiny of innocence in the Contemporary world.


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