Padre Padrone (1977)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
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Based on an autobiographical book by Gavino Ledda, Padre Padrone is filmed in Sardinian, a regional Italian dialect. The film concentrates on a young, barely literate shepherd boy, who lives under the thumb of his tyrannical peasant father. Rescued from his family--and his isolated lifestyle--when called for military service, the boy eventually emerges as a brilliant scholar. Filmmakers Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani have always displayed an uncanny knack for perfectly capturing the manners,
Jun 10, 1998
There are some strikingly beautiful images, all in context, as we touch themes of father-son conflict and coming of age drama
a film of careful balances, setting raw nature against refined culture, and offering family drama that grips from start to finish without once resorting to sentimentality.
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