Padre Padrone
Padre Padrone
Directed by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Written by Gavino Ledda, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
Starring Fabrizio Forte, Marcella Michelangeli, Nanni Moretti, Omero Antonutti, Saverio Marconi
Run time 114 min
Follows the story of young, barely literate shepherd boy Gavino who lives under the thumb of his tyrannical peasant father. He is ultimately rescued from his family and his isolated lifestyle by a call to military service, eventually emerging as a brilliant linguist and scholar. Based on the book by Gavino Ledda.
“[The Taviani brothers'] most important work”
Philip French
“PADRE PADRONE is stirringly affirmative… vivid and very moving.”
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