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by Alice Rohrwacher


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.

international title: Happy as Lazzaro
original title: Lazzaro felice
country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Alice Rohrwacher
film run: 120'
release date: IT 31/05/2018, DE 13/09/2018, SE 5/10/2018, PT 11/10/2018, HU 1/11/2018, FR 7/11/2018, ES 9/11/2018, PL 8/03/2019, UK 5/04/2019
screenplay: Alice Rohrwacher
cast: Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher, Natalino Balasso, Tommaso Ragno, Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Leonardo Nigro, Agnese Graziani, Gala Othero Winter
cinematography by: Hélène Louvart
film editing: Nelly Quettier
art director: Emita Frigato
costumes designer: Loredana Buscemi
producer: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Gregory Gajos, Pierre-François Piet, Tiziana Soudani, Michael Weber
co-producer: Olivier Père
line producer: Giorgio Gasparini
production: Tempesta, Amka Films, Ad Vitam Productions, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, RAI Cinema, RSI - Radiotelevisione Svizzera di Lingua Italiana, ARTE France Cinéma
backing: MiBACT (IT), CNC (FR), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (DE), Regione Lazio (IT), Office Fédéral de la Culture (CH), EURIMAGES
distributor: Filmcoopi, 01 Distribution, Ad Vitam, Cinemien, Folkets Bio, Piffl Medien Filmverleih, Midas Filmes, Aurora Films, Modern Films, Vértigo Films, Art Fest Film Distribution

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