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Padre padrone (1977)

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The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omero Antonutti ...
Father
Saverio Marconi ...
Gavino
Marcella Michelangeli ...
Mother
Fabrizio Forte ...
Young Gavino
Marino Cenna ...
Young shepherd
Stanko Molnar ...
Sebastiano
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Cesare
Pierluigi Alvau
Giuseppino Angioni
Fabio Angioni
Giuseppe Brandino
Mario Cheri
Giuseppe Chessa Perle
Domenico Deriu
Marina D'Onofrio
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The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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2 September 1977 (Italy)  »

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[last lines]
Father: Don't laugh at Gavino. Hands on your desks! Today is Gavino's turn. Tomorrow will be yours.
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hard life
9 November 2003 | by (Aguascalientes, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Seeing this film, reminded me of the typical situation of living outside the cities and in the fields.

Gavino Ledda, lived a difficult life, which, the worst part, I think, was being isolated and with no contact from the outside of his sardinian life.

I've seen that this movie is a polemic one towards being a good film or being a piece of trash, I'd go with the first one. I think that is a good film, making an adaptation of a book is always difficult, and the taviani brothers, did it succesfuly, ok, it is not a masterpiece either. but it's not a bad film, it applies the best it could to the low-budget they had. The Feat comes with the fact that it won the Palm D'Or in Cannes in 1977, and sometimes you might expect a piece of art, comparing it to the 'Tree of Wooden Clogs' that won the next Palm D'Or in 1978, Padre Padrone stands weak, but still I think it's a good movie, I own it, and sometimes watch again to take on some technichal details. If you have the chance see it, I can assure you that even if you don't like it, you won't consider it such a waste of time.


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