Lazzaro, a peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, meets Tancredi, a nobleman cursed by his imagination. They find joy in a pastoral world of deception and lies. The truth will separate them, but Lazzaro’s loyalty will lead him to travel in time, landing in a bleak city.
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Another sublime folkloric meditation from Rohrwacher on the ease in which human nature exploits the selfless and empathic. It's also manages to comment on modernity, globalisation, the loss of tradition and roots, dispossession and the cyclic nature of life itself. 4.5 stars