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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

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
Bilal Zouheir

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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