Happy As Lazzaro

  • 2018
  • Italy / Switzerland / France / Germany
  • 2h 5min
  • Directed by: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Cast: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Luca Chikovani

Lazzaro (Tardiolo) is an innocent peasant manipulated by a cruel employer. Rohrwacher’s gorgeous Italian fable is sometimes a little on the nose but thanks to her knack for depicting intimate communities and Tardiolo’s gentle performance, it’s an emotionally engaging triumph.

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Happy as Lazzaro

1 Apr 20194 stars

Gorgeous Italian fable from Alice Rohrwacher that blends reality and fantasy

The protagonist of Alice Rohrwacher's gorgeous Italian fable is too good for this world, so good, in fact, that he simply disappears at one point. The other characters whisper his name like he is some sort of mystical being and Adriano Tardiolo evokes…

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