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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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Gavino Ledda (book), Paolo Taviani | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omero Antonutti ... Father
Saverio Marconi Saverio Marconi ... Gavino
Marcella Michelangeli ... Mother
Fabrizio Forte ... Young Gavino
Marino Cenna Marino Cenna ... Young shepherd
Stanko Molnar ... Sebastiano
Nanni Moretti ... Cesare
Pierluigi Alvau Pierluigi Alvau
Giuseppino Angioni Giuseppino Angioni
Fabio Angioni Fabio Angioni
Giuseppe Brandino Giuseppe Brandino
Mario Cheri Mario Cheri
Giuseppe Chessa Perle Giuseppe Chessa Perle
Domenico Deriu Domenico Deriu
Marina D'Onofrio Marina D'Onofrio
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

...my father, my Master

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Sardinian | German | Latin

Release Date:

2 September 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Padre Padrone See more »

Filming Locations:

Sardinia, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rai 2,Cinema S.r.l See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

[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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Clarinet Concerto
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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GOOD MOVIE ABOUT A TRUE STORY...
5 March 2004 | by merva_somerSee all my reviews

This is the true story of Gavino Ledda,a Sardinian shepherd,who though illiterate until he was twenty,is now a doctor in glottology.His father takes Gavino out of school when the boy is six year old;he has no choice:education is a privilege of rich people and Gavino has to be shepherd.Taken out of school,he spends most of his adolescene up the mountains looking after his father's sheep and living an isolated life.Gavino tries to leave from Sardegna,but the father does not give him the written consent that he needs.In the meantime the father sells the cattle,sends his daughter to be servant,and his sons to work.Later,it suits his father to have Gavino join the army and learn a trade;so he becomes also the teacher of Gavino in order to make him get the diploma of elementary school and thus be sent as a volunteer to the army.While in the army,after some years Gavino gets the diploma from the high school and decides that he wants to go on to university.He returns home,when his father once more makes him a shepherd,but Gavino is determined to return to the mainland...Based on the autobiographical novel by Ledda,PADRE PADRONE brought Taviani Brothers the international fame.


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