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Happy as Lazzaro (2018)Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

A witty Italian comedy

Drama, Fantasy

7.5

movie

France, Germany
Italian
Lovely, Quirky, Warm
2018
Alice Rohrwacher, Female director
Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher
125 min

Synopsis

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Purehearted teen Lazzaro is content living as a sharecropper in rural Italy, but an unlikely friendship with the marquise’s son will change his world.

Our Take

7.5
The Staff

Set in 1970s Italian countryside, this is a quirky movie that’s full of plot twists.

Lazzaro is a dedicated worker at a tobacco estate. His village has been indebted to a marquise and like everyone else, he works without a wage and in arduous conditions.

Lazzaro strikes a friendship with the son of the marquise, who, in an act of rebellion against his mother, decides to fake his own kidnapping. The two form an unlikely friendship in a story that mixes magical realism with social commentary.

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