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Padre Padrone (1977)

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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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Cast

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

January 23, 2009 | Full Review…
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.

July 25, 2007 | Full Review…
Eye for Film

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.

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