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Happy as Lazzaro - © Tempesta

Happy as Lazzaro

A Feature film by Alice Rohrwacher

Produced by Ad Vitam

Release in France : 07/11/2018


    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  rst time in the big city, Lazzaro is like a fragment of the past lost in the modern world.

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    Happy as Lazzaro

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    Trailer (French Subs)

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    Executive Producer :

    Ad Vitam

    Foreign production companies :

    Tempesta, Amka Films, Pola Pandora Filmproduktion, KNM, RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera

    French distribution :

    Ad Vitam

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

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    The Match Factory

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    Full credits (10)

    Assistant Director :

    Nicola Scorza

    Foreign producers :

    Giorgio Gasparini, Carlo Cresto-Dina

    Sound Recordist :

    Christophe Giovannoni

    Editor :

    Nelly Quettier

    Music Composer :

    Piero Crucitti

    Screenwriter :

    Alice Rohrwacher

    Director of photography :

    Hélène Louvart

    Press Attachés (film) :

    Marie Queysanne, Sara Bléger

    Production Designer :

    Emita Frigato

    Costume designer :

    Loredana Buscemi

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy (70.0%), France (10.0%), Switzerland (10.0%), Germany (10.0%)

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    Minority French (Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany)

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    2 h 6 min

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    Posters (1)


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    Festival Selections (10)

    Awards (3)

    Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia - 2018

    Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia (Spain, 2018)

    Awards (2)

    Jose Luis Guarner Critics’ Jury Award

    Special Jury Award


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