Happy as Lazzaro

Drama/Fantasy, France/Germany 2018

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The modern fairy tale LAZZARO FELICE is set on the border of magic and realism, in the midst of sun-drenched Italian tobacco fields. Country boy Lazzaro, born and raised in the remote village of Inviolata, is goodness itself and always there for everyone. The people around him describe him as "simple-minded" and eagerly take advantage of this. So does the spoilt young nobleman Tancredi, who persuades Lazzaro to help him fake his own kidnapping. He hopes to attract the attention of his mother, Marquise Alfonsina de Luna, better known as the Queen of Cigarettes. She dominates the lives of the villagers in Inviolata. The encounter with Tancredi shakes Lazzaro so much that a shift in time and space takes place.
128 min
HD
FSK 12
Audio language:
Italian
Subtitles:
DutchFrench

Awards

JFF Jerusalem Filmfestival 2018 Cummings Award, Best Film
IFF Chicago 2018 Goldener Hugo, Best Feature Film
European Film Award 2018 European University Film Award

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Cast:

Adriano Tardiolo (Lazzaro)

Agnese Graziani (Antonia (young))

Alba Rohrwacher (Antonia)

Luca Chikovani (Tancredi (young))

Tommaso Ragno (Tancredi)

Sergi López (Ultimo)

Natalino Balasso (Nicola)

Carlo Massimino (Pippo)

Original title:

Lazzaro felice

Original language:

Italian

Format:

1.85:1 HD, Color

Ratings:

FBW "especially valuable"

Age rating:

FSK 12Starting at 12

Audio language:

Italian

Subtitles:

DutchFrench