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Padre Padrone (1977)

Padre padrone (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 2 September 1977 (Italy)
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

It is widely believed that this won the Palme D'or due to jury president Roberto Rossellini's love for it. 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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Referenced in Splendor (1989) See more »

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Clarinet Concerto
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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hard life
9 November 2003 | by el_masterSee 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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