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Padre Padrone (1977)

Padre Padrone (1977)

Padre Padrone




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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, mores and thought processes of Southern Italy's working poor. Though the protagonist's father is clearly the villain of the piece, the Tavianis endeavor to understand and explain his point-of-view and the traditional values that have compelled him to treat his son so harshly. Filmed in a stark, straightforward fashion Padre Padrone went on to become the first film ever to win both the Golden Palm and the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Gavino Ledda, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
On DVD: Jun 10, 1998


Omero Antonutti
as Gavino's Father
Fabrizio Forte
as Gavino as a child
Marcella Michelangel...
as Gavino's Mother
Marino Cenna
as Servant/Shepherd
Stanko Molnar
as Sebastiano
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There are some strikingly beautiful images, all in context, as we touch themes of father-son conflict and coming of age drama

Full Review… | January 23, 2009
Urban Cinefile

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.

Full Review… | July 25, 2007
Eye for Film

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