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Счастливый Лазарь (2018)

Lazzaro felice (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 13 December 2018 (Russia)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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Official Sites:

Tempesta [Italy]

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Italian

Release Date:

13 December 2018 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Счастливый Лазарь See more »

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Opening Weekend:

€135,152 (Italy), 3 June 2018, Limited Release
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1.66 : 1
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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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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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