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Padre Padrone (1977)

Padre padrone (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | 2 September 1977 (Italy)
The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent ... See full summary »

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Gavino Ledda (book), Paolo Taviani | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Omero Antonutti ... Father
Saverio Marconi Saverio Marconi ... Gavino
Marcella Michelangeli ... Mother
Fabrizio Forte ... Young Gavino
Marino Cenna Marino Cenna ... Young shepherd
Stanko Molnar ... Sebastiano
Nanni Moretti ... Cesare
Pierluigi Alvau Pierluigi Alvau
Giuseppino Angioni Giuseppino Angioni
Fabio Angioni Fabio Angioni
Giuseppe Brandino Giuseppe Brandino
Mario Cheri Mario Cheri
Giuseppe Chessa Perle Giuseppe Chessa Perle
Domenico Deriu Domenico Deriu
Marina D'Onofrio Marina D'Onofrio
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Storyline

The true story of the life of Gavino Ledda, the son of a Sardinian shepherd, and how he managed to escape his harsh, almost barbaric existence by slowly educating himself, despite violent opposition from his brutal father. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Taglines:

...my father, my Master

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | Sardinian | German | Latin

Release Date:

2 September 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Padre Padrone See more »

Filming Locations:

Sardinia, Italy

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rai 2, Cinema S.r.l See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Akira Kurosawa included this as one of his favorite movies in his book A Dream is a Genius. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Father: Don't laugh at Gavino. Hands on your desks! Today is Gavino's turn. Tomorrow will be yours.
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Soundtracks

Clarinet Concerto
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A truly profound film
12 April 2004 | by RosaluckSee all my reviews

I saw this movie more than 20 years ago, but I have never forgotten it. There is no need for me to repeat what others have said about the plot. Let me just say that the film's use of natural sound is astounding. An illiterate boy is isolated from other people, so he develops a unique understanding of the world's noises. I appreciated the film's critique of paternalism, but even more, I was profoundly moved by the story of a peasant boy who manages to overcome his isolation and fear of his father and learn to read and then to study linguistics.

I am going to buy a copy of this movie for my grandson who is studying film at a university. Despite the fact that he is a young and urban American, I think he will appreciate the humor, the innovative techniques and the themes of this remarkable film.


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