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Padre Padrone (1977)

Padre padrone (original title)
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
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Young Gavino
Marino Cenna ...
Young shepherd
Stanko Molnar ...
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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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My Father My Master  »

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Trivia

The actual author of the autobiographical book the movie is based on, Gavino Ledda, appears at the beginning and the end of the movie and talks to the audience. Ironically, he gives a stick to the actor playing the father: a symbol of the violence the father exerts on his son (i.e. Ledda himself in real life). See more »

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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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The story of the poor in Sardinia
3 November 2013 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Already in the beginning the viewers are told that this is the story of a linguist who wrote a book. The story starts, then, with a father, a shepherd, as he takes his little son out of the classroom to the mountains to help guard the area and the flocks of sheep. When other boys laugh, the father tells them their day will come too, and it does. In the poor Sardinia, the life of boys is that of men. If they rebel or fail, their fathers exercise violence against them. A Poor kid's comfort: the father promises Gavino that when he'd be 20, he'd be free to go to elementary school. Humor and something of a naive charm are sparkled along the film, but the roughness of this life comes through and through. Eventually, the time for elementary school arrives, and Gavino takes full advantage of it. Still, you stay in doubt if he will ever be really free from the spirit and the mentality of his father.


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