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The Last Shepherd (2012)
"L'ultimo pastore" (original title)

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A journey through the incredible story of Renato Zucchelli, the last travelling shepherd living in a metropolis, who conquered the city with only his sheep and the power of fantasy.

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Credited cast:
Renato Zucchelli ...
Himself - The Last Shepherd
Piero Lombardi ...
Himself - Renato's Assistant
Lucia Zucchelli ...
Herself - Renato's Wife
Gottardo Zucchelli ...
Himself - Renato's Son
Giovanni Zucchelli ...
Himself - Renato's Son
Margherita Zucchelli ...
Herself - Renato's Son
Domenico Zucchelli ...
Himself - Renato's Son
Patrizia Frisoli ...
Teacher
Hedy Krissane ...
Butcher
Barbara Sorrentini ...
Herself - Radio Speaker (voice)
Paolo Galli ...
Priest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marco Bonfanti ...
Taxi Driver (voice)
Bubu ...
Invisible Dog
Omar Amro Abbas Elsayed ...
Butcher's Assistant
Moru ...
Himself - Renato's Dog
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A journey through the incredible story of Renato Zucchelli, the last travelling shepherd living in a metropolis, who conquered the city with only his sheep and the power of fantasy.

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Beautiful and Touching
10 January 2014 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

L'Ultimo Pastore (The Last Shepherd), is an Italian documentary about the last shepherd of Milan, Renato Zucchelli. Since he was 17, he wanted to be a shepherd. He says that he feels free when he does his job, and who wouldn't be. He's got the mountains to himself and his sheep, and a lovely supportive family living in Milan. But the job doesn't come without challenges. With Milan laying down more and more concrete, finding grass for his sheep becomes more difficult. The other angle of the story are the kids of Milan and how nowadays they don't get exposed to animals or know what a real shepherd looks like, and Renato's dream is to show these kids just that.

I really liked the different tones the director, Marco Bonfanti, took us through in the film. It started off comedic, then went into the more serious issues of the job, and then a more emotional ride. The visuals of Renato and his kids walking through the city of Milan with hundreds of sheep were simply stunning. It looked so surreal throughout the film. A beautiful documentary that took me by surprise, and I highly recommend you give it a watch.


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