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Happy as Lazzaro (2018, Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani)

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Quirky comedy drama Happy as Lazzaro 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.

production details
Germany – Italy – France | 125 minutes | 2018

Writer and Director: Alice Rohrwacher

cast
Adriano Tardiolo as Lazzaro
Agnese Graziani as Antonia (young)
Luca Chikovani as Tancredi (young)
Alba Rohrwacher as Antonia
Sergi López as Ultimo
Tommaso Ragno as Tancredi
Natalino Balasso as Nicola
Nicoletta Braschi as Marchesa Alfonsina De Luna
Carlo Massimino as Pippo
Daria Pascal Attolini as Maria Grazia
Maddalena Baiocco as Stefania
Giulia Caccavello as Teresa
Annunziata Capretto as Natalina
Davide Denci as Appuntato
Alessandro Genovesi as Maresciallo
Edoardo Montalto as Pippo (young)
Leonardo Nigro as
Gala Othero Winter as Stefania
Iris Pulvano as Natalina (adult)
Ettore Scarpa as Maresciallo
Pasqualina Scuncia as Suora
Carlo Tarmati as Carletto
Pascal Tréguy as Head animal trainer