In 1980s Italy, Arthur (Josh O''Connor), an Englishman with a preternatural ability to connect with the land, finds himself embroiled in the world of the tombaroli, tomb raiders who steal Etruscan artifacts (ancient grave goods and archaeological wonders). Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For the band of tombaroli, the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. For Arthur, the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, Beniamina. To find her, Arthur challenges the invisible, searches everywhere, goes inside the earth – in search of the door to the afterlife of which myths speak. In an adventurous journey between the living and the dead, between forests and cities, between celebrations and solitudes, the intertwined destinies of these characters unfold, all in search of the Chimera. LA CHIMERA is a marvelous and magical tale by Alice Rochrwacher (HAPPY AS LAZZARO, MY BRILLIANT FRIEND).


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