Padre padrone 1977
1h 54min | Biography, Drama | 17 May 1977 (France)
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.
The life of an Italian peasant who was forced out of school by his father so as to be a shepherd in the remote country side. The loneliness and the father’s brutality has an effect on the boy who grows up to be a late learner in reading and writing. This new knowledge he uses as a weapon against the everlasting battle with his tyrant father. The first half drags on but the second half all comes together.
Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Writers: Gavino Ledda (book), Paolo Taviani
Stars: Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi, Marcella Michelangeli
Language: Italian | Sardinian | German | Latin
Release Date: 17 May 1977 (France)
Also Known As: Padre padrone 1977
Filming Locations: Sardinia, Italy