A beguiling allegory of love, loss and compassion, exploring the troubled soul of Italy.

On an isolated rural estate, where an extended family of tobacco farmers toil under the rule of a domineering marchesa, handsome and hard-working Lazzaro is a young man imbued with an otherworldly innocence. When the marchesa's self-absorbed son Tancredi visits the estate, he senses an opportunity and embroils Lazzaro in an audacious plan to swindle his mother. 

In Italian with English subtitles.

Running time: 2h27, including ads and trailers.

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