Padre Padrone


Padre Padrone

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Based on an autobiographical book by Gavino Ledda, this movie is filmed in Sardinian, a regional Italian dialect. The story concentrates on a shepherd boy, who lives under the thumb of his peasant father. Rescued from his family when called for military service, the boy emerges as a brilliant scholar.

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Omero Antonutti
as Gavino's Father
Fabrizio Forte
as Gavino as a child
Marcella Michelangeli
as Gavino's Mother
Marino Cenna
as Servant/Shepherd
Stanko Molnar
as Sebastiano
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Critic Reviews for Padre Padrone

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  • Padre Padrone seems a botched opportunity at a great emotional experience, a potential but unrealized classic.

    Apr 30, 2018 | Full Review…
  • There are some strikingly beautiful images, all in context, as we touch themes of father-son conflict and coming of age drama

    Jan 23, 2009 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 25, 2007 | Full Review…
  • One of the most intense and powerful childhood tales, based on Gavino Ledda's memoirs of growing up in Sardinia illiterate and brutalized by his father and how he became a famous writer and master of Greek and Latin.

    Oct 5, 2006 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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