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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
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
Don't laugh at Gavino. Hands on your desks! Today is Gavino's turn. Tomorrow will be yours.
Featured in Filmstunde: Filmstunde 2