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The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'albero degli Zoccoli) (1979)

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'albero degli Zoccoli) (1979)

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Italian filmmaker Ermanno Olmi's Tree of the Wooden Clogs covers a period of twelve months, dividing its time between three peasant families, all of whom work on the estate of an all-but-absentee landlord. Special emphasis is given the interrelationships between the various family members and their neighbors. Tree of the Wooden Clogs was honored with the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Cast

Luigi Omaghi
as Batisti
Giuseppe Brignoli
as Grandpa Anselmo
Carlo Rota
as Peppino
Lorenzo Pedroni
as Grandpa Finar
Lorenza Frigeni
as Brena's Wife
Lucia Pezzoli
as Maddalena
Guglielmo Padoni
as Bridegroom's Father
Laura Locatelli
as Bridegroom's Mother
Carmelo Silva
as Don Carlo
Francesca Bassurini
as Sister Maria
Lina Ricci
as Sign Woman
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Critic Reviews for The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'albero degli Zoccoli)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Keeps its Marxist message under wraps, and manages never to be either lackluster or thrilling.

October 14, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An Italian masterpiece that elegantly and effortlessly depicts the natural rhythms of life in a rural community in the nineteenth century.

December 10, 2004 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
Spirituality and Practice

The value here is in documenting an example of the small social units and their values that were steps in the evolution to representational government.

October 28, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Cinema Signals

A gentle Catholic counterpoint to angry Marxist peasant cinema… acutely aware of harsh economic and social injustices, but devoid of violent revolutionary spirit.

September 1, 2004 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Tree of Wooden Clogs (L'albero degli Zoccoli)

Sometimes,you don't need none but the amateur's heart.Olmi's glorifying tenderness qualifies his ability to show reality as a glass of water:he embodies Nature as the God of agricultural loneliness(and poverty).Goddess to be precise...

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