7.9/10
266
5 user 1 critic

Bandits of Orgosolo (1961)

Banditi a Orgosolo (original title)
In the harsh granite mountains of the center of the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, an old people live at the town of Orgòsolo. Between the rocks and the oak woods, shepherds ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A police detective and his team attempt to solve two crimes committed within a day of each other in neighboring apartment rooms.

Director: Pietro Germi
Stars: Pietro Germi, Claudia Cardinale, Franco Fabrizi
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police's description. His name is Amedee Lange, he murdered Batala in Paris. His... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir
Stars: René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A housewife living under her tyrannical husband has her life stressfully turned upside down after getting raped by a burglar.

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Masumi Harukawa, Kô Nishimura, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
The Fascist (1961)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The quest of a fascist soldier whose mission is to catch a political enemy during the end of the WWII.

Director: Luciano Salce
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Georges Wilson, Gianrico Tedeschi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Hashem (Zakariya Hashemi) is a cab driver who finds an infant child in the back seat of his cab one nigjt after he gives a ride to a young woman. Hashem and his girlfriend, Taji (Taji ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Golestan
Stars: Taji Ahmadi, Zackaria Hashemi, Goli Bozorgmehr
Victim (1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself...

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The tale of two fish in love, threatened by an octopus and saved by an eel.

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Guido Notari
Black Rain (1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel.

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Yoshiko Tanaka, Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara
The Runner (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Amiro is a young boy who has lost his home during the war. He spends his days by working odd jobs, until he realizes that the only way that he can realize his dreams is by enrolling in ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Naderi
Stars: Abbas Nazeri, Majid Niroumand, Musa Torkizadeh
Drama | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young hoodlum decides to work for a criminal organization that is tearing itself apart.

Director: Shôhei Imamura
Stars: Hiroyuki Nagato, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Masao Mishima
Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting with their return in the rain to Rivotorlo from Rome when the Pope blessed their ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Gianfranco Bellini, Peparuolo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Michele Cossu ...
Michele Cossu
Peppeddu Cuccu ...
Peppeddu Cossu
Vittorina Pisano ...
Mintonia
Edit

Storyline

In the harsh granite mountains of the center of the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, an old people live at the town of Orgòsolo. Between the rocks and the oak woods, shepherds attend their flock of sheep like their fore fathers did since prehistoric times. So do Michele and his younger brother Peppeddu that own a few sheep and make a harsh but honest living selling pecorino cheese. One day arrive three bandits on the run with machine guns and stolen pigs that take a rest at Michele's camp site. When the police arrives a day later, they run and kill a policemen in flight. Michele takes his sheep and escapes in the opposite direction and becomes a fugitive. Hunted by the police, while afraid to stand trial and leave his sheep poorly protected by his young brother, Michele decides to take Peppeddu and his flock over the mountains. Half way his sheep die of exhaustion and thirst, leaving the brothers without living so that nothing remains but returning to Orgòsolo. There they ... Written by SARDARAMAS

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 1962 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

Bandits of Orgosolo  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
stunning look at peasants' realities
24 August 2004 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

beautiful opening scene - a chase scene through the woods - terrific black and white photography - down-to-earth story about the down-trodden. have not seen this movie since i projected it in berkeley in '69 or '70. would buy it in a heartbeat if it was on DVD. nobody believes there was an Italian director named de seta, not de sica! the actors are real people - not actors - and do a brilliant job of being "real" without acting to "seem real". the camera work shows off the unsung star of this film - the sardinian landscape in all of its stark beauty.i would absolutely recommend this film (and would love to see it again myself) and think it's a shame that work this good can sink into obscurity.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Bandits of Orgosolo (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?