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Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

Lazzaro felice (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 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
18 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adriano Tardiolo ... Lazzaro
Agnese Graziani Agnese Graziani ... Antonia bambina
Alba Rohrwacher ... Antonia
Luca Chikovani Luca Chikovani ... Tancredi giovane
Tommaso Ragno Tommaso Ragno ... Tancredi adulto
Sergi López ... Ultimo
Natalino Balasso Natalino Balasso ... Nicola
Carlo Tarmati Carlo Tarmati ... Carletto
Pasqualina Scuncia Pasqualina Scuncia ... Suora
Nicoletta Braschi ... Marchesa Alfonsina De Luna
Edoardo Montalto Edoardo Montalto ... Pippo bambino
Carlo Massimino Carlo Massimino ... Pippo adulto
Maddalena Baiocco Maddalena Baiocco ... Stefania bambina
Gala Othero Winter Gala Othero Winter ... Stefania adulta
Giulia Caccavello Giulia Caccavello ... Teresa giovane
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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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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,802,696
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Quotes

Marchesa Alfonsina De Luna: Human beings are like animals. Set them free and they realize they are slaves locked in their own misery. Right now, they suffer, but they don't know. I exploit them, they exploit that poor man. It's a chain reaction that can't be stopped.
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Connections

References The Leopard (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Casta Diva
Aria taken from the opera "Norma" (1831)
Composed by Vincenzo Bellini
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A good one!
6 December 2018 | by oohlala-21627See all my reviews

Lazzaro is a symbolic character in this Film. With the eyes of an innocent, kindhearted child he connects two worlds-two parts of the story. Lives of enslaves tabaco growers are difficult, manual labor is hard, food is scarce and living arrangements are appalling. Yet, their lives are socially structured, they maintain cultural traditions, live in a beautiful natural environment, eat " real" bread, drink real wine, take care of each other and maintain good spirit. What happens next is heart wrenching, but reflective of today's reality. Good intention pave a road to hell they say. Chips for a meal anyone?


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